Ikebana (生け花, 活け花, "arranging flowers" or "making flowers
alive") is the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Considerations of color, line, form, and function
guide the construction of Ikebana. The resulting forms are varied and
unexpected, and can range widely in terms of size and composition.
In contrast to the western habits of casually placing flowers in a
vase, ikebana is often practiced as a form of meditation - in complete
Take a deep breath and let your
intuition guide you when choosing the parts of your own Ikebana
composition. And remember, one carefully placed flower can be just as
powerful as an elaborate arrangement.