Ikebana (“living flowers”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō (the “way of flowers”).

More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shapelineform.

Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The artist’s intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece’s color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.

Another aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism.

The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heavenearth, and man and in others sunmoon, and earthThe container is a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikebana.My best friend Carmen had made a Ikebana Course  (you can find out more here http://csrj.ro/) and she invite me to a flower exposition in a very nice decor at the City Hall of District 2 (http://www.ps2.ro/www/ps2/stiri/1460/Cursuri-de-ikebana) and this was a wonderfull experience for me to know more about it and to see such beautifull flower arrangements. I let you to enjoy the photos.

Do you like the flowers?Which one?