Ikebana: Sogetsu Flower Arrangement (For Beginners)

By: Teshigahara, Sofu

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on front flyleaf, newspaper clipping and notes laid in. 1962 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 79 pp. Ikebana (???, ???, arranging flowers or making flowers alive) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.[1][2] It is also known as Kad? (??, way of flowers). The tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, they were placed in the tokonoma (alcove) of a home. Ikebana reached its first zenith in the 16th century under the influence of Buddhist tea masters and has grown over the centuries, with over 1,000 different schools in Japan and abroad. S?getsu-ry? (???) is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by S?fu Teshigahara in 1927.[1] Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expression in using green materials are endless, just as in painting.[2] He found that the strict rules of traditional ikebana did not allow individual expression. He broke away from traditional ikebana and formed his school in 1926.[3] In the beginning, he promoted the school through radio. As of 2016, there have been four headmasters. Sofu's daughter Kazumi was a gifted artist. She became the second headmaster until she died at age 47. Her elder brother, film director Hiroshi Teshigahara, took over. The current headmaster is Akane, Sofu's granddaughter.[3] The Sogetsu school is an open-minded and avant-gardist school. The school was one of the first to have English textbooks.[4]

Title: Ikebana: Sogetsu Flower Arrangement (For Beginners)

Author: Teshigahara, Sofu

Categories: Interior Design, Asian,

Publisher: Sogetsu-School: 1962

Binding: Large Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2287949

Keywords: HOUSE HOME DECOR INTERIOR DESIGN IKEBANA SOGETSU FLOWER ARRANGEMENT JAPANESE FLORAL JAPAN ASIA ASIAN HISTORY,