THE EVERYDAY FLOWERS ARRANGEMENT IN KYOTO
isbn 9784861524967 SEIGENSHA
Idea Code 15466 $35.50
According to flower artist Toshiro Kawase, scattered throughout this book are “flowers, beloved in the new and the old Kyoto, that grew in the beautiful soil of Kyoto’s local character, elegant culture, and tea ceremony tradition.” With arrangements dedicated to each month of the year, it is a gorgeous and delicate homage to the quintessentially Japanese practice of ikebana – the art of giving life to flowers. Bringing flowers indoors can sanctify your living space, soothe the heart, and introduce a spiritual presence (kami) to your home. In this way, these purportedly everyday or benign arrangements become sublime beacons of nature, colour, shape, and beauty.
160 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English