We all love to arrange our stuff properly but what if I say in Japan there is an art in which we have arrange flowers for traditional offerings. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is also known as kadō (“way of flowers") and Kuge is its first form. It is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation and chadō for tea and the tea ceremony. Since flower arrangement in Japan from China together with Buddhism, it was naturally imbued with Chinese and Buddhist philosophy. The Buddhist desire to preserve life lies at the root of much of ikebana practice, and has created most of the rules of flower arrangement. The vase as being something more than a mere holder of the flowers is also an important consideration and the surface of the water is always exposed, aids in creating the effect of representing a complete plant growing as nearly as possible in its natural conditions. Patterns and styles evolved, and by the late 15th century arrangements were common enough to be appreciated by ordinary people. They are traditionally considered not only beautiful in form, material, and design but are made to suit the use to which they will be put, so that a flower can always be placed in an appropriate receptacle, and probably in one especially designed for that particular sort of flower. Are you going to try this beautiful art for festivals offering?
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