What is Ikebana?
Ikebana is the art of arranging flowers. In Japanese "ike" means to
arrange and "bana" ori-gens from the word "hana" meaning flower.
In Ikebana the flowers and branches are arranged so that they appear
in a beautiful, simpel, and natural way.
Apart from fresh flowers and branches, wood, metal, plastic and many
other things can be used.
The shape and colour of the vase is also of great importance to the
Ikebana came to Japan with Buddhism from India via China, around
year 6oo a.d. Like in many other religions, the alters in the
Japanese temples were also decorated with flowers and fruits. These
offerings were the origin of Ikebana.