Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Japanese flower arrangement brings harmony

Three Ikebana sensei from Ikebana International youth educational project team visited the Sacred Hearts Academy campus to share their Ikebana knowledge to our Japanese III students on January 22. The class started with a brief lecture on its history and concept and then students were very fortunate to have opportunity to experience a hands-on Ikebana activity. The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is usually based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, Ten (heaven), Chi(earth), and Jin (man) and this could also mean “HARMONY”. Samurai used to practice Ikebana years ago during the war times and our Ikebana teachers commented that more and more people should practice / learn Ikebana so we will have more harmony in our society.

Submitted by:
Yoko Harada (原田 陽子)
Sacred Hearts Academy
World Language Department Chairperson

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