Japanese Flower Arranging Class

November 17, 2015

Have you ever heard of or seen Japanese flower arranging? On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Tapestry at Wesbrook Village is hosting an introduction class from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Sally Yukawa will be presenting the session and sharing her passion for flowers and nature. Mrs. Yukawa has been formally trained and certified in the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana, can be traced to the 6th century introduction of Buddism to the Japanese.

Ikebana, one of the traditional arts of Japan, has been practiced for more than 600 years. It developed from the Buddhist ritual of offering flowers to the spirits of the dead. By the middle of the fifteenth century, with the emergence of the first classical styles, ikebana achieved the status of an art form independent of its religious origins, though it continued to retain strong symbolic and philosophical overtones. The first teachers and students were priests and members of the nobility. However, as time passed, many different schools arose, styles changed, and ikebana came to be practiced at all levels of Japanese society. 

Source: http://www.ikebanahq.org/ 

This session is open to seniors. If you are interested in attending, please call 604.225.5000. Seats are limited!

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