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Rashminda A Hasim
Nica Angelie Alavar
Gillian Crystel Vicente

Published in: Education, Spiritual


  1. 1. Ikebana
  2. 2. Ikebana Ikebana, "living flowers") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
  3. 3. Ikebana  "Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana ("flower"). Possible translations include "giving life to flowers" and "arranging flowers“.  is also known as Kado, the way of the flower
  4. 4. •Is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form. creates a harmony of linear construction, rhythm, and color. The entire structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on three main points that
  5. 5. Kado Kado is a system of aesthetics, philosophy and practice with a focus on personal development as well as artistic achievement. The goal of Ikebana is not just the creation of beautiful arrangements; the journey is as important as the result.
  6. 6. Zen in Ikebana This idea of spiritual enlightenment through concentration and practice is central to the Zen Buddhist philosophy.
  7. 7. The Way of Flowers the Japanese art of flower arranging, originated during the 6th century in Japan with the introduction of Buddhism from China.
  8. 8. The Way of Flowers It was the custom to place floral offerings in front of altars to honor the Buddha and the souls of the dead. By the 13th century, the practice of Ikebana became a form of meditation for Zen Buddhist priests.
  9. 9. Ikebana is not just about sticking a flower into a vase: it is about the love and need of the artist to create beautiful forms....You take parts of many flowers which appeal to you and arrange them into one integrated work. Depending on the way the various parts flow together, the result is an ever-changing floral kaleidoscope. Ikebana is not just about flowers, it is about the person who arranges them. by Sofu Teshigahara
  10. 10. Spiritual aspects • Silence is a must during practices of ikebana. • One becomes more patient and tolerant of differences, not only in nature, but also in general. • inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms. • when one feels closeness to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul.
  11. 11. Ikenobo • the oldest school of ikebana. • beginnings from a priest of the Rokkaku-do Temple in Kyoto. • The Rokkaku-dō temple was erected in 587 by Prince Shōtoku, • Rokkakudō temple was built to house a Kannon (Guan-Yin)
  12. 12. Ikebanaconcept of shape and space through these three basic styles: Upright style, Slanting style and Cascading style.
  13. 13. most basic structure in ikebana. "piled-up flowers," Upright Style (Moribana)
  14. 14. "tossed-in flowers,“ is arranged in a narrow-mouthed, tall container without using kenzan or needlepoint holders. Upright Style (Nageire)
  15. 15. Slanting Style (Moribana) This style gives a softer impression than the upright style.
  16. 16. Slanting Style (Nageire) presents a gentle touch and flexibility. It is ideal for ikebana beginners.
  17. 17. Cascading Style (Nageire) the main stem hangs lower than the rim of the vase. A flexible material will create beautiful lines balancing with flowers.
  18. 18. Ikebana “Zen and the Way of the Flower”1. No discrimination 2. Selfless mind. 3. Making friends without words. 4. Learn plants. 5. Gain respect
  19. 19. Ikebana “Zen and the Way of the Flower”6. Scents all the time. 7. Departing from any harmful thoughts. 8. Peaceful mind 9. Graceful mind 10. Close to the Divine.
  20. 20. By: • Ints 307  • Rashminda A Hasim • Nica Angelie Alavar • Gillian Crystel Vicente