Author(s): Shozo Sato
Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, 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.
"Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers, " a classic Ikebana text, has now been completely updated for modern readers. Written by Shozo Sato, a well-respected and renowned Ikebana expert, this book presents a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana to present day, and introduces classic Ikebana styles such as Rikka, Seika and Moribana to Freestyle. The reader is familiarized with the tools of Ikebana and the basic Ikebana flower-arranging techniques. Simple and detailed instructions guide Ikebana enthusiasts through the process of making dozens of stunning arrangements.
Shozo Sato is a freelance artist in Ikebana, sumi-e and theater. He is the author of numerous books including "Tea Ceremony" and "Ikebana."
Kasen Yoshimura is the Third Grandmaster of the Ryusei School of Ikebana. Currently, he is president of both the Japan Ikebana Art Association and the All Japan Ikebana Arts Association.