Japanese "ikebana "as widely appreciated everyday art.
In the history of ikebana, some people claim that Ikebana became an established cultural art in Muromachi Period (15th century), being influenced by Buddhism which had people offering flowers to the god as a common practice. However, even before then, it is also believed that people had the custom to take in the damaged flowers from their yards and place them into vases, hoping to revitalized them.
In ikebana, even the grass and vegetable leaves can steal the spotlight
Just outside of my childhood home, there were so many seasonal flowers and fruit-bearing trees, which my mother used to decorate our home in ikebana pieces. In my mother' s ikebana creations, even as a child, I used to sense her tender love towards all things under the sun. While many might perceive ikebana as something very high class, the ikebana I know is what naturally exists in people' s everyday lives. With this belief, at Ikebana kaho, we show love and care towards not just the flowers from the shops, but also the grass and the vegetable leaves, things that you may not typically pay much attention to.
Learning basics of ikebana after learning to enjoy creating it
Of course, "sticking to the basics" is usually a good rule of thumb. However, the basis tends to undergo quite a few changes throughout time. Generally speaking, the discipline of ikebana has been strict to tradition, and highly values the standard convention. We are approaching ikebana in a new light and proposing ikebana that is a lot more accessible people of all ages and backgrounds. We hope to provide it as a medium to express your individuality and creativity.