The traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement, which emphasizes balance and form.
It is traditionally done by anyone from artists to samurai as a form of Zen meditation.
The word Ikebana means “living flowers” in Japanese, and is also known as kadō, which means the “way of flowers”.
Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together, and emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws focus toward shape and form.
Another element in Ikebana is its employment of minimalism.
Ikebana can be traced back to the sixth century when Buddhism was introduced to Japan.