Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers presents the first comprehensive introduction to the timeless art of Japanese flower arrangement. The book begins with a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana from the earliest times up to the present day; introducing each of the classic Ikebana styles - Rikka, Seika, Moribana, and Freestyle - as well as the innovative contemporary forms of Ikebana that are now increasingly popular.
Shozo Sato is a freelance artist in Ikebana, sumi-e and theater. He is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony and Ikebana. Kasen Yoshimura is the Third Grandmaster of the Ryusei School of Ikebana. Currently, he is president of both the Japan Ikebana Art Association and the All Japan Ikebana Arts Association.