Japanese Ikebana: The Art of Nature and Humanity
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is a disciplined form of art that brings together nature and humanity. The beginning of Ikebana can be traced to the 6th century when Buddhism was brought to Japan. Classical styles of Ikebana started appearing around the mid-fifteenth century, and the first teachers and students of the art were usually Buddhist priests and practitioners of Buddhism.
Japanese Ikebana emphasises the combinations of colour, shapes, and lines. It normally arranged between three branches representing Heaven, Earth, and Human. Minimalism and Symbolism are key to Ikebana. The flowers, leaves, twigs, and branches are carefully put into place based on the artist’s idea of the intended outcome. Ikebana is one of the most beautiful floral arranging techniques and its simple beauty gives meaning to the dull floral arrangement. Since each of the stems and flowers in the arrangements have a specific meaning, Ikebana reflects unique aesthetic and spiritual values that situated itself in a special place of Japanese culture.
Our Gallery is delighted to invite The Hong Kong Branch of The Sogetsu Teachers’ Association to stage an Ikebana exhibition from 25 November 2016 to 28 November 2016. Visitors could take this opportunity to appreciate Japanese Ikebana in an easeful location. This exhibition will feature three group works and thirty individual exhibits.
25 November 2016 (Fri): 2pm – 7pm
26 November 2016 (Sat): 11am – 7pm
27 November 2016 (Sun): 11am – 7pm
28 November 2016 (Mon): 11am – 3pm
Free Public Guided Tours
2016-11-26 (Sat) 2:00pm – 2:45pm
2016-11-27 (Sun) 2:00pm – 2:45pm
2016-11-26 (Sat) 4:00pm – 4:45pm
2016-11-27 (Sun) 4:00pm – 4:45pm