Origin of Ikebana
may be traced back to Antiquity where ever-green trees such as
sakaki were considered as God's dwelling place. And in some primitive
folklore religion, trees and flowers were dedicated to dead persons for
the purpose of comforting their soul. After the introduction of
Muromachi era (1338-1573), thanks to the national policy of art promotion
taken by successive Shoguns including famous Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, cultural
activities such as nogaku and tea ceremony became popular. As a part of
these activities, a new architectural style of Shoinzukuri appeared in
Shoinzukuri house is the origin of contemporary Japanese houses,
,having a room with an alcove, shelves and a study room. Flowers were
mainly displayed at the fixed place of the alcove, instead of the so far used
movable place of wooden plate or desks. Flowers at the alcove urged the
birth of the oldest style of flower arrangement Tatebana (flower erecting).
When I was a teenager,
I had a great passion for Rodin and even more for Camille Claudel which
was my egery.
Paul, was also an example, with his manner.
Paul Claudel is named ambassador in
Tatebana matured in
Azuchi-Momoyama era (1573-1600). On the other hand Nageire (throw-in)
emerged in this era. Flowers at the tea ceremony was also arranged in this
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