Making an Ikebana flower arrangement it's about relaxing and indulging your senses into creativity.
The art form of Ikebana helps arrangers, beholders and observers to become more focused and organized.
There are several styles of ikebana flower arrangements and ikebana schools under their respective ikebana masters, and to name a few:
Amongst the many masters of ikebana, one of them was the artist, philosopher and humanitarian Mokichi Okada who believed in the transforming quality of art as a means to awaken the inherent beauty within each individual.
One of the most important aspects of Ikebana is the spiritual one.
Silence is essential in Ikebana. In silence we can appreciate things in nature and around ourselves which our busy life does not allow us to focus on.
When we come close to nature, we can experience true relaxation.
The general and most important rule is that it must have three stems of different sizes and they are explained as follows:
The stems are arranged in a linear diagonal that start from the tallest on the left to the shortest on the right.
For a classic and simple ikebana flower arrangement, you'll need the following items below:
Steps for a simple and beautiful ikebana flower arrangement:
You just created your first ikebana flower arrangement
Modern ikebana style is konwn as Free Style in Japan.
The main free styles of arranging are described below:
Moribana Upright Style
This is the basic Ikebana structure. Moribana means piled up flower. The arrangement can be placed in a shallow container and the ikebana elements attached with kenzan, needlepoint holders AKA metal frogs.
Moribana Slanted Style
This is the arranging style often used to display branches and stems. Slanted branches gives a soft flowing effect.
Nageire upright style
This style of ikebana, Nageire which means thrown in is a simple arrangement that often contains just one flower.
Nageire slanted style
This style of Nageire is a gentle and flowing way of ikebana arranging.
Nageire cascading style
Nageire Cascading stile will have the main stem arranged lower than the rim of the cointaner. Flexible materials are used to create the cascading effect.
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