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Japanese Decorating – Adding The Smaller Touches Such As Japanese Flower Arranging


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Japanese flower arranging can really add a delicate and finishing touch to any home. More and more people are turning towards this art and it is not hard to see why when the flowers also symbolize the earth, mankind and heaven. People find it easy to relax and fall into deep thought when they are surrounded by significant and beautiful objects and Japanese flower arranging really helps them to do that.

All about Japanese Flower Arranging

Unlike other flower arranging in which flowers are literally shoved together dead in bunches, Japanese flower arranging has a whole new meaning. It focuses on the flowers whilst they are still alive and the vases are also a unique centerpiece to store them in.

To look at Japanese flower arrangements, you cannot help but have your breath taken away. They truly do look beautiful and they seem to be put together so delicately. Great care is taken with the whole of the plant including the leaves and the stems as well as the flowers. The art has also been known as Ikebana and it has been used for centuries now all around the world. There are different styles of Japanese flower arranging and whilst Ikebana was the most common, there are also Rikka, Shoka, Nageire and free style. Each looks different and each was created at a different time.

If you want to learn Japanese flower arranging then you may want to start with Ikebana. Rikka can be a little bit too strict for a beginner, though it does look particularly beautiful. You focus on a lot of different things with Rikka including the angles of the stems, the different characters of the plants and the different lengths as well as other things. For a beginner that can be a little baffling so sticking to Ikebana may be your best option.

Why Use Japanese Flower Arranging Within the Home

Japanese flower arranging can really help to improve the appearance of any home. The designs are so beautiful and precise that it really will add a little sophistication to any room.

They could also come in handy if you are looking to add a little oriental design to the home but you do not want to do too much. It is a simple yet striking way of adding a little color and life into the home.

It is not overly hard to learn depending upon the style of the flower arranging you are learning, and it is something you will no doubt enjoy for years to come. Overall Japanese flower arranging is something that can be enjoyed by many people and it really does add a touch of class to any home.

Andrew Caxton is the author of many articles on different web publications, with subjects like flower arrangement and oriental interiors published at You can find more information and resources on japanese decorating at his website.


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