Capture the seasons in a vase
Ikebana, or kado, is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The practice arrived in Japan with Buddhism over 1,000 years ago, and derives from floral offerings set before temple altars. The art form was first codified in the 15th century by the Ikenobo School in Kyoto, which still exists today. Ikebana balances seasonal expression with the artist’s own spirit, and explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.