Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging based on the philosophy of keeping nature and humanity in harmony. In ancient times, the practice was used for temple offerings, but today ikebana is a popular and innovative living art. It is applicable for both beginners and expert, using such natural live materials as blossoms, branches, stems and leaves to design. In Japanese culture, plants, trees and flowers all have symbolic meaning, as well as the seasons in which they bloom, which is all considered when creating the arrangements. This modern art form that is unique to Japan strives to harmonize indoor living and working spaces by bringing the beauty of nature within.
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