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The Art Of Ike­ba­na

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 11:12 PM
Instructor Myrtle Halsall from the Ichiyo School of Ikebana shows off her crossed style floral arrangement.
Beverly Chen from the Ohoro School of Ikebana, demonstrated the small details involved in the art.
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Ikebana is the intricate Japanese art of floral arrangement which focuses on creating a oneness with humanity and nature.

This form of floral arrangement stems from the Japanese culture, which has a strong bond with natural surroundings. Instructors Myrtle D Halsall from the Ichiyo School of Ikebana, Jamaica Study Group and Beverly Chen from the Ohora School demonstrated the art in front of a captivated audience during Japan Day.

They incorporated a mixture of material that represent life and death as well as inanimate objects to produce a diverse arrangement which mimics the meaning of life. Ikebana is a therapeutic activity which everyone should experience.

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