Event Title

Impact of Japanese Flower Arrangement

Presenter Information

Harumi Okoshi

Location

CSU 284

Start Date

24-4-2007 8:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2007 9:30 AM

Student's Major

College of Arts and Humanities

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Liz Miller

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Japanese flower arrangement or Ikebana symbolizes heaven, earth, and humankind and creates an inviting and hospitable atmosphere. The difference between Western flower arrangement and Ikebana is in the linear construction and rhythm. My attendance of Ikebana class in MY and an interview of Japanese professional Ikebana artist, Noritaka Noda, helped me to understand the importance and meaning of Ikebana. Not only the flowers but also the vase, stems, leaves, and branches are all important pieces that need to be balanced with one another. Like other art forms, Ikebana serves to express the feelings of the artist, but it also expresses the climate of the physical environment. Some of the these expressions are quiet and calm, while others are more dramatic and powerful. The use of lines and balance in Ikebana are quite important in communicating these feelings to the viewers. I will introduce the beauty of my own culture with a demonstration that will show the importance of the relationship between flower and vase in the art of Ikebana.

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Impact of Japanese Flower Arrangement

CSU 284

Japanese flower arrangement or Ikebana symbolizes heaven, earth, and humankind and creates an inviting and hospitable atmosphere. The difference between Western flower arrangement and Ikebana is in the linear construction and rhythm. My attendance of Ikebana class in MY and an interview of Japanese professional Ikebana artist, Noritaka Noda, helped me to understand the importance and meaning of Ikebana. Not only the flowers but also the vase, stems, leaves, and branches are all important pieces that need to be balanced with one another. Like other art forms, Ikebana serves to express the feelings of the artist, but it also expresses the climate of the physical environment. Some of the these expressions are quiet and calm, while others are more dramatic and powerful. The use of lines and balance in Ikebana are quite important in communicating these feelings to the viewers. I will introduce the beauty of my own culture with a demonstration that will show the importance of the relationship between flower and vase in the art of Ikebana.

Recommended Citation

Okoshi, Harumi. "Impact of Japanese Flower Arrangement." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 24, 2007.
https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2007/oral-session-09/2