Koryū school of ikebana
9 - 15 August 2007
The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Objects in focus
The Koryū school of ikebana is particularly concerned with mathematical and geometric rules. It was founded in 1900 by Tsunoda Mansaku, who began practising ikebana aged nine. The motto of this school is ‘ikebana is the spiritual reflection of oneself’.
This arrangement contains Aspidistra leaves.
The demonstrator was Sumie Takahashi: "I believe it is important to keep ikebana alive by passing it on to the next generation. My favourite material is the aspidistra leaf which can be used in both traditional and modern-style arrangements. Ikebana has enabled me to make a lot of friends throughout the world."