In this special exhibition, Ikebana International (Portland Chapter 47), presents a series of arrangements by some of Oregon’s most revered floral artists.
Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, has been translated as “living flowers” or “giving life to flowers,” and is unique from other approaches to flower arrangement. In ikebana, asymmetry and the use of empty space are essential features of the overall composition. A sense of harmony among the materials, the container, and the setting is also crucial.
Ikebana and many Japanese arts share similar goals with Japanese gardens, where the physical manifestations are the product of careful mastery of time-honored processes. With mastery of these processes comes the understanding and appreciation of the human endeavor.
Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of ikebana. Ikebana International does not teach any single type of ikebana. Rather, it is an interest group made up of people of many nationalities who enjoy ikebana and other arts of Japan.
Participating Schools (alphabetical order):
- Ikenobo (池坊)
- Ohara School (小原流)
- Ryuseiha School (龍生派)
- Saga Goryu (嵯峨御流)
- Sogetsu (草月)