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Explore the beauty of Japanese Floral Arrangements

Demonstrations on


September 08 (Tuesday), 2015 @ 5.00 pm
At Appadurai Auditorium (Agriculture Library Complex)

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with nature.

As is true of all other arts, ikebana is a creative expression within certain rules of construction. Its materials are living branches, leaves, grasses, and blossoms. Its heart is the beauty resulting from color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the meaning latent in the total form of the arrangement. Ikebana is, therefore, much more than mere floral decoration.

Nature is always changing. Plants grow and put forth leaves, flowers bloom, and berries are borne regularly and repeatedly throughout the seasons. Nature has its own rhythm and order. The awareness of this is the first step in involving oneself in ikebana.

This Program is designed for cultural exchange organized by Sri Lanka- Japan Study Centre and Horticulture Society, Faculty of Agriculture in collaboration with Ikebana International Sri Lanka - Chapter 262 and Shi-en Ikebana & Floral Art Society of Sri Lanka.