Category Archives: Role of the arts in society

Why Ikebana? Reflections on my adventures with flowers

Ikebana has existed as a uniquely Japanese art form for approximately 600 years. The earliest known text, Sendensho, is a compilation of Ikebana forms and practices covering the years from 1443 to 1536. For someone from a culture as new … Continue reading

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Aibi Ikebana 4th Annual Exhibition

On April 24th, Aibi Ikebana held its 4th group show- and for the second year in a row at Sakurai kominka- a 150 year old traditional style Japanese farmhouse just outside of Kichijoji. During the weekdays the building doubles as … Continue reading

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