Ikenobō school of ikebana
12 - 18 July 2007
The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Objects in focus
Ikenobō is the oldest school of ikebana in Japan. It was founded by Ikenobō Senkei in the 1400s. The name of this school comes from the Japanese words ‘bō’ (a monk’s hut) and ‘ike’ (near a lake).
This arrangement includes pine, cypress, orchids and iris leaves.
The demonstrator was Hansa Patel: "I first came across ikebana over twenty years ago at a time of considerable stress in my life. Ikebana provides me with a haven of peace, tranquillity and harmony. It also enables me to combine creativity with the discipline of understanding the rules of nature."