Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement, is one of the traditional Japanese arts that have flourished since the 16th century. The basic idea is to use natural flowers to express the three elements of the universe, the earth, and humans in a well-balanced manner. Originally, it started as one of the religious events, and it was displayed in a place to welcome the gods and dedicated to the Buddhist altar.

Ikebana  in Japan is said to be different from Western flower arrangements in that they value asymmetry and vacant space and appreciate not only flowers but also tree branches, leaves, and even moss. Even the act of arranging flowers is an art.

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