Colorfully Compatible: Still Life Ikebana

In the 70's and 80's, flower arrangements were a trendy aesthetic, subjects of classic, timeless beauty. In a book by IDEA are some carefully photographed and arranged florilege for the picture-taking.

Ikebana ("living flowers") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as "the way of the flowers". It is a tradition dating back from the 7th century. Japanese culture has long been mindful of flowers, their significance, and beauty as they are often offerings to altars before becoming home decors in their alcoves. Ikebana came to prominence in the 16th century, thanks to Zen Buddhism, as this sort of art becomes a meditative process. Along with the flowers will go with incense appreciation and the tea ceremonies.

The flower arrangements here are made by theater director and Zen arts master Shozo Sato.

Images are from Another Magazine.

2017-12-22 #culture #flowers #color-photography #still-life-photography

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