Not everyone knows what an “Ikebana” means but in very simple terms – it’s called, flower arrangement.
I have high respect with mother nature and I believe that all things in the world has its beauty and it was around 2012 when I realized the importance of flowers in each of our lives, too. We people really tend to focus our attention with our priorities in life that sometimes – we tend to forget to pause for awhile and just enjoy the moment.
I have been planning to make an Ikebana and bring it to my room and as a part of our home decoration at the living room. This has always been part of the Japanese culture but I always wanted to get because of its astonishing beauty and how it changes up the whole setting of an area – whether you plan to place it in your bedroom, living room and even to function rooms for events.
I also recently received this book called: Japanese Ikebana for Every Season and believe me, it was a life saver. It truly made me realized that even if this has always been a part of the Japanese culture – it can be accessible to anyone and anyone can do it as well. It teaches us that we can just make use of anything that is around us and transform it to something special with a bit of practice and simple techniques. All these things will definitely bring a Japanese feel and elegance to your home. All you really need are just a few flowers, plants and a small container and vase – then you’re good to go! How awesome, right?
Red tulips in a form of Ikebana – such beauty, right? I really think Ikebana are truly one of the many kinds of home decoration you can make in any home, bedroom or just any kind of events. Not only because of its beauty but it always spreads out a loving feeling and energy vibe to it, too. Again, as I have mentioned I had struggled many years ago and someone came up to me and asked me – “Have you smelled a flower yet?” I was left confused by what he told me but after trying to smell a flower one day. Oddly enough, I felt better. Sometimes we just become to practical in life as being a human being – we constantly work and try to survive each and every day of our lives – maybe sometimes, we can just pause and smell a flower or two – let’s bring out our inner feelings and emotions to the flower whether we are happy or sad. For once, let us be with nature and have a loving inner peace to ourselves, from time to time. It will make a big difference with your life – trust me, I’ve been there and done that.
Here’s a 5-min tutorial in making a Basic Ikebana Flower Arrangement – check it out!