Ikebana (Hardcover)

The Art of Arranging Flowers

By Shozo Sato, Kasen Yoshimura (Foreword by)

Tuttle Publishing, 9784805309438, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/12/2013)
Hardcover (11/1/2004)
Hardcover (8/22/2017)

List Price: 49.95*
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Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together.

Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers, a classic Ikebana text, has now been completely updated for modern readers. Written by Shozo Sato, a well-respected and renowned Ikebana expert, this book presents a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana to present day, and introduces classic Ikebana styles such as Rikka, Seika and Moribana to Freestyle. The reader is familiarized with the tools of Ikebana and the basic Ikebana flower-arranging techniques. Simple and detailed instructions guide Ikebana enthusiasts through the process of making dozens of stunning arrangements.

About the Author

Shozo Sato is a freelance artist in Ikebana, sumi-e and theater. He is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony andIkebana. Kasen Yoshimura is the Third Grandmaster of the Ryusei School of Ikebana. Currently, he is president of both the Japan Ikebana Art Association and the All Japan Ikebana Arts Association.

Praise For Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers

"Striking color photographs and line drawings provide further guidance for creating Ikebana arrangements of your own. You'll also find a list of plants that lend themselves well to this art form, along with the symbolic meanings they have in Japanese culture."—The American Gardener