IkebanaAround the world, people love flowers! Los bring home admiring her beauty and charming fragrance. In Japan, this love of flowers rises to the level of art, called Ikebana.
Ikebana means the art of giving life to flowers.
Therefore, the competition for the first flower called ‘hana-hawase’ took place at the festival of flowers during the reign of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1408) and due to this fact, the palace was called ‘The Castle of flowers.
Over time it has become an art Ikebana different with different styles and schools. During this time, the purpose and the idea of this art have changed a Ikebana from the solemn atmosphere in the temple, to the intimate atmosphere of our house, from the religious and philosophical cult lovely six senses.
In a way, Ikebana reduces life to the dimensions of a bowl, trying to recreate, reproduce and imitate the natural universe. It is able to make us breathe the fresh air of summer nights and the nostalgic scent of autumn day. Its beauty is given by simple expressions that convey the splendor and balance of nature and tranquility of being. Through his work, the artist conveys a certain feeling Ikebana emotion or state to the observer. It’s a great way to bring something special and interesting within our environment.
The same provision was set at three Ikebana the upper level represents the sky, man midlevel accounting and lower-level representing the earth.
The flowers that make provision was carefully collected in such a particular and unique way to perfectly fit the glass and create harmony when combined. Layer after layer of mixed flowers with sprigs stick and result leaves into a work of art that highlights each component part and say what each flower is supposed to express.
Until 1850 almost all Ikebana art works were placed in vases and were mostly vertically. This old style was characterized by numerous limitations and rules that prevented align and arrange the flowers in your heart desires.
Unshin Ohara stop these standards and began a new style called moribana. It was suitable not only for Japanese architecture, but also for Western-style buildings.
Regardless of style, Ikebana brings harmony and is an eye-candy for us. Due to its three-dimensional effect, one can consider actual floral sculpture. This is the difference between ikebana and other floral arrangements.
There are over 3000 Ikebana schools in Japan today. Although this art has become a must for Japanese girls and women, is not reserved only to them. Samurais most men have often been masters of flowers. The men, of which some of the greatest artists were born, keep this tradition to this day.
Humans like to feel safe and have peace and harmony around them. Art is a nice solution to human need for beauty and harmony. Our inner and artless sed off, brightness would be losing so much!
The human mind is fascinating and the only obstacles you have are those that we build for it. Few people have the courage to explore their ideas and express them in a form of art that fits your personality. An artist resides in all of us and all it takes is a little research and experimentation to bring it outdoors, in doing so, we could also bring joy and a touch of beauty to the world in which we live and the lives of those around us .
Innovative ideas are hidden inside our minds and that are unique that makes them so beautiful. We take the time and do everything possible to study what we really are so that we can find those ideas and, above all, implement them.