Learn Japanese flower arrangement in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere in a room with a view of Setouchi (the Seto Inland Sea) and the Miyajima Island. After your class is over, you can appreciate your own work while having a nice cup of tea.
"Ikebana" is the art of flower arranging unique to Japan that has developed since the Muromachi Era (1336-1573). While Western flower arrangement focuses rather on colors and fragrances of flowers, Japanese "Ikebana" has evolved as a way to capture divine spirits residing in trees and flowers which Japanese people believed in since ancient times, as well as the beauty of the four seasons. In contrast to its Western counterparts, Japanese Ikebana artists often use linear tree branches and flower buds before blooming to express elegant simplicity.
It is also said that Japanese Ikebana exerted an influence on Western line arrangements. In addition, a Kenzan flower frog, a reusable Ikebana tool to hold stems of flowers in place, has long been attracting global attention as a sustainable, eco-friendly item.
If you are a group of 2 or more people, each of you can select what Japanese traditional art experience your would like to participate in. There are 2 options, either Kokedama or Ikebana.