Saturday, January 27, 2007

Japanese flower arrangement: Gion

Flower arrangement, Kyoto sightseeing
These are flowers decorated in a traditional house in Kyoto.

By the way, the three points of beauties in Japanese flower arrangement are the following:

1. Harmony
The flower arrangement value the harmony highly. The harmony with a flower and the other, flowers and the season, the flowers and the other accessories or furniture in a house. The beauty of combination is valued more than that of a flower itself.

2. Imperfection
Imperfection doesn't mean the flaw and negative, but means just one of the main elements of the beauties. Perfect beauty does not go well with other things because the perfect thing make the beauty in its own. So the flower arrangement prefers imperfection to perfection.

3. Asymmetry
Symmetry feels perfection and artificial, so is hard to go well with other things, just like perfection. Asymmetry feels, on the other hand, imperfection and natural, and easy to be harmony with the other.

Have a nice weekend:-)
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At 1/28/2007 6:06 AM, Blogger ~tanty~ said...

So beautiful! Have a joyful Sunday :)

At 1/28/2007 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see a beauty and taste a harmony, but I hardly could do nothing like this.
I have read, when a Japanese woman tried to lean Ikebana for an young European woman, it was hard :)

At 1/29/2007 3:01 AM, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Thanks for the informative flower arranging information. I remember my mother taking Japanese flower arrangement classes in the mid 1970s when I was a kid.

At 1/31/2007 3:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wonderful, the japanese sees nature and beauty in a very unique way , and it's delightful for the rest of us =)


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