Monday, February 28, 2011

Ikebana

 Photos were taken during our visit to the Institute of Texan Cultures. One of the many traditional Japanese flower arrangements. Yellow mums are gorgeous!
According to wikipedia, Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō, the "way of flowers". More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form.