Summer Students learn the art of Japanese flower arranging

_MG_9162 Ikebana is a disciplined traditional Japanese art form. JCMU students practiced their flower arranging skills with two practitioners from the community.

From the Wiki on Ikebana

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 shape, line, form.

Although the precise origin of Ikebana is unknown, it is thought to have come to Japan as part of Buddhist practice when Buddhism reached Japan in the 6th century.

Check out the slideshow below to see JCMU students making their own flower arrangements.

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