Everyone appreciates the natural beauty of flowers. With this book you'll learn how to express your creative side through the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. Step-by-step instructions and clear photographs show you how fun and easy it can be to make all kinds of attractive flower arrangements, including:-- Kenzan Moribana: a basic style using a low, open container-- Nageire Ikebana: formal arrangements that balance length and weight-- Suiban (water platter) Ikebana: the earliest form of Ikebana, using a shallow platter filled with water-- Natural Style Ikebana: arrangements that imitate nature.
Once you've created your own arrangements you can display them or give them as gifts, sharing a part of nature -- and a part of yourself -- with the people around you.
Shozo Sato is a freelance artist in Ikebana, Sumi-e, and theatre. He is the author of numerous books including The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana. He conducts workshops on Ikebana and Sumi-e in his own studio and around the United States.
64 pages. Hardcover.