The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, is more than just putting flowers in a container. Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing, where nature and humanity are brought together. Written by renowned Ikebana expert Shozo Sato, Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers is a classic Ikebana text updated for modern readers.
Ikebana history and styles
Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers presents a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana to present day, and introduces classic Ikebana styles such as Rikka, Seika and Moribana to Freestyle.
Japanese flower arranging instructions
The tools of Ikebana and basic Ikebana flower-arranging techniques are clearly explained. Simple but detailed instructions guide Ikebana enthusiasts through the process of making dozens of stunning floral arrangements.
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.