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Way of flowers: Ikebana show to bring ancient Japanese art to the capital

An exhibition in Delhi on March 26 is all set to bring the Japanese art of flower arrangement to the capital’s residents.

art and culture Updated: Mar 24, 2017 21:28 IST
The tradition of Ikebana dates back to the seventh century when floral offerings were made at altars.
The tradition of Ikebana dates back to the seventh century when floral offerings were made at altars.(Shutterstock)

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, which is also known as Kado or the “Way of flowers”. An exhibition in the Capital on March 26 is all set to bring across the exquisite art to the capital’s denizens.

The exhibition titled, “Creation and Contrast” will be held at Eros Hotel under the aegis of The Year of Japan-India friendly exchanges.

The tradition of Ikebana dates back to the seventh century when floral offerings were made at altars. Today, there are over a thousand different schools in Japan and across the world, of which Sogetsu and Ohara are some of the best.

The show will be organised by Delhi Ikebana International, which is part of a worldwide organisation founded in Tokyo in 1956. Its members are dedicated to promotion of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries through Ikebana and other related arts of Japan.

The association, which has 122 members, will display their Ikebana arrangements belonging to different schools of Ikebana like Sogetsu and Ohara.

The Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu and his wife Patricia Hiramatsu will also visit the show that will be inaugurated by Vice President Hamid Ansari’s wife Salma Ansari.

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