Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Cleveland Chapter 30th Anniversary Show
Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, and Ikenobo, the oldest school of Ikebana, was found by a Buddhist priest - Ikenobo Senkei - in the 15th century. The year 2012 celebrated 550 years of Ikenobo Ikebana and the 30th anniversary of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Cleveland Chapter.
The style was developed as an expression of the beauty of nature, with seven branches representing hills, waterfalls, and valleys arranged in a formalized way. The school is based in the Rokkadu temple in Kyoto and is believed to have been started by Prince Shotoku.
Today, for those who study it, Ikebana represents an awareness of nature and spiritual nourishment. All schools of Ikebana, including Ikenobo, share the philosophy of living in harmony with the environment, a love of flowers and plants, and the desire to arrange beautifully.
Enjoy this special anniversary show of arrangements on display by students of Ikenobo Ikabana Society, Cleveland Chapter.
Free with Garden admission.