Wordless Wednesday: Ikenobo

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Flower Arranging, Ikebana-Style

"Your efforts are budding--results will appear soon." Ikebana (literally translated as "flowers kept alive") is the art of Japanese flower arranging. Originating in Japan, the art form spread to Taiwan during their period of Japanese rule. Ikebana uses symbolism in its organization, particularly stressing the connection between nature and humanity. Traits of ikebana include: emphasis on line and form focus on stems and leaves, not just petals long-term tradition, having evolved … [Read more...]