Everyday Flower Arrangements in Kyoto Vol. 2
An integral part of everyday life in Kyoto, ikebana flower arrangements can be found gracing spaces from restaurants and inns to temples and art galleries. Although these unassuming presentations are often not made by specialists, they speak to the origins of ikebana as sacred offerings while also reflecting the attitude of respect toward the sacred and others that has been nurtured for hundreds of years in this ancient capital. This book presents the traditional spirit of Kyoto as it lives on through the seasons in flowers and vessels selected for each unique context, including some decidedly contemporary settings. With a foreword by textile dye historian Sachio Yoshioka.
168 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English