Ikebana

Country: Japan Category: Culture By: appleapple
Ikebana
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The name is a combination of the words ikeru (place, arrange) and hana (flower). Ikebana began as a kind of ritual flower offering made in Buddhist temples in Japan during the sixth century, with the first written account dating back to the tenth century. In these arrangements, both the flowers and the branches were made to point toward heaven as an indication of faith. Tatebana (vertical flower) in the Muromachi era (14-16th century) was regarded as the first style that could be called Ikebana and was usually arranged in high narrow vase.

A more sophisticated style of flower arrangement, called rikka (standing flowers), appeared in the 15th century. The rikka style reflects the harmony of nature and its display. For example, pine branches symbolize rocks and stones, and white chrysanthemums symbolize a river or small stream. The rikka style reached the peak of its popularity in the 17th century when it was used as a decorative technique for ceremonial and festive occasions. Today rikka is regarded as an antiquated form of flower arrangement and is rarely practiced.

The most significant changes in the history of Ikebana took place during the 15th century, when the Muromachi shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimasa (14361490) ruled Japan. The large buildings and small houses that Yoshimasa built expressed his love for simplicity. These small houses contained tokonoma, where people could place objects of art and flower arrangements. It was during this period that the rules of Ikebana were simplified and became popular among people of all classes.

Another major development took place in the late 16th century when a more simple style of flower arrangement called nageire (throw in/fling in) appeared as part of the tea ceremony. According to this style, flowers are arranged in a vase as naturally as possible, no matter what materials are used. Because of its association with the tea ceremony, this style is also called cha bana (tea flowers).

In the 1890s, shortly after the Meiji Restoration (a period of modernization and westernization in Japan), a new style of Ikebana developed called moribana (piled-up flowers). This style appeared partly due to the introduction of western flowers and partly due to the westernization of Japanese living. The moribana style, which created a new freedom in flower arranging, was used primarily for landscape or garden scenes and could be adapted to both formal and informal situations.

Along with the tea ceremony and calligraphy, Ikebana was one of the arts in which women were traditionally schooled in preparation for marriage. Today, flower arrangement is venerated as one of the traditional arts in Japan. It is practiced on many occasions, such as ceremonies and parties, and is still considered a popular subject of study.



How people are finding this page:
10  chrysanthemum ikebana       9  ikebana chrysanthemum       6  ikebana chrysanthemums       5  ikebana and crysanthemums       4  ikebana rikka       4  rikka ikebana       4  ikebana art       3  ikebana rikka style       3  ceremonies of the ikebana       2  rules of ikebana       2  word to use for simplicity in ikebana designs       2  simple designs in ikebana       2  chrysantemum ikeban       2  ikebana chrysantemum       2  ikebana in ceremonies       2  ikebana simplified       2  tatebana history       2  ikebana ceremonal tea       2  ikebana crysanthimum       2  for example white chrysanthemums represent rivers and streams       2  rikka style ikebana 17th century       2  ikebana flower arrangement       2  ikebana with chrysentemun       2  vase used for tatebana       1  tatebana arrangement       1  ikebana flower arrangement-Rikka       1  Simple rules of Ikebana       1  story of tatebana       1  simple designs used in ikebana       1  Ashikaga Yoshimasa ikebana       1  ikebana Chrysanthemen       1  chrysanthemum and ikebana       1  japanese country home ikebana       1  Ikebana chrysanthemums       1  japan style harmony with nature example       1  ikebana tatebana       1  rikka ikebana rules       1  moribana style ikebana       1  ikebana crisanthamum       1  ikebana in the 16th century       1  ikebana in the moribana style       1  japanese ikebana eames era vase       1  rules tatebana       1  ikebana - chrysanthemum arrangement       1  flowers used for the ikebana period       1  ikebana with chrysanthemum       1  ikebana with chrysanthemums       1  Chrysanthemums in Ikebana arrangements       1  tatebana ikebana in japan       1  rikka style       1  rikka 9 branches symbolism       1  yoshimasa ikebana       1  history of ikebana muromachi rools       1  ikebana flower arrangement rules       1  Nageire Flower Arrangement       1  first written rules of japanese floral arrangement       1  Ikebanawhitechrysanthemums       1  first ikebana style       1  medieval japan rikka style branches       1  what is informal ikebana called       1  rikka ikebana symbolism       1  ikebana combination       1  landscape ikebana       | 117 |


Post Below: Ikebana

Page Posts: 3


4hznidIJbeE

AJzOWcFXOwOK


Well done arlctie that. I'll make sure to use it wisely.
December 05, 2016
19:16:41

AfFM3jjlQnz

0dwU0wxYB


Your post has litfed the level of debate
December 05, 2016
19:08:18

kE6O2xJo9y0

TwON0wfI


I leave a response each time I like a post on a site or I have shmteoing to add to the conversation.It's caused by the passion displayed in the article I read. And on this article Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging flowerarrangingideas.com | flowerarrangingideas.com. I was moved enough to drop a thought I do have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind.Is it simply me or does it look like like some of the comments look asif they are left by brain dead individuals? And, if you are writingat additional places, I'd like to follow everything new you have to post. Would you list every one of your shared pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?
November 05, 2014
16:11:17
Name
E-mail*
City, State/Province, Country
Comment:



* Your E-mail will never be distributed or displayed.
You will not be put on mailing lists.
全部
All Pages
文化
Culture
風水
Feng Shui
流行
Style
植物
Plants
野生動物
Wildlife
歷史
History
飲食
Food
宗教
Religion
語言
Language


© Copyright 2009 AsianForm.com. All Rights Reserved. Flash Web Design by Artatom.com