Ikebana(生け花)    

Ikebana is a Traditional Japanese Art that is practiced from ancient times. That believed to be evolved from Seven Centuries, To arrange the stems and flowers in different ways and fastening, the position of the flowers is an important part of it. In recent times not in Japan but across the world, people learn, usually, it takes four to five years to be a master of it. Ikebana is not only an art but it became a Japanese Philosophy to work Beautifully and neatly, It is seen not only in Flower arrangement but all aspects of Work that became a symbol of Good and Quality Work.

It is believed that Ikebana was introduced by Chinese Buddhist missionaries who had formalized the ritual of offering flowers to Buddha. There are Four types of Flower Arrangements:

(1) Rikka (Standing Flowers): This is to believe that style emerged in the 15th Century and this is regarded as the Beginning of the Formal art of Flower Arranging.

(2) Nagare(Throw in): Nagare Style is believed to be practised in 16th Century and simple form of Flower Arrangement, emerged as a facet in the Tea Ceremony.

(3) Moribana(Piled up):This is believed to be emerged in the Early 19th Century and influenced by the Introduction of Western flowers and became popular among womans.

(4) Shokai (Living Flowers): It is believed to emerge in the 15th Century but it gains popularity in the 18th Century, in this style flowers are hung and placed in an upright position, as they naturally grow.Other rules, the proportion of the plant material to the vase(1.5 times the height of the vase) and the numbers of branches used(always an uneven number)