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Pretty petal: Ohara school

Blooms at leading Japanese flower school
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Opening Hours  9am - 5pm (Monday - Friday); closed on national holidays

Simple arrangements aside, ikebana flower arranging is distinguished by its asymmetrical form; using empty spaces as an essential feature of the composition – beautiful simplicity. The Japanese aesthetic that ikebana shares with traditional paintings, gardens, architecture and design, defines the harmony among the materials and the setting. Learn all about it and design your own masterpieces at Ohara.

Transport Ohara Center of Tokyo is conveniently located along Kotto-Street, just 5 min. on foot from B1 or B3 exit of Tokyo Metro Omote-sando station.
 +81 3 5774 5097
 5-7-17, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
東京都港区南青山5-7-17小原流会館1階

1. Ikebana is more than simply arranging flowers. Stems, blooms and other plant parts become sophisticated compositions that often carry deeper symbolic meaning.

2. The simple display of lotus leaves and flowers in this piece demonstrates ikebana’s emphasis on minimalism, allowing natural beauty to shine unobstructed.

3. As shown in this display of different leafy stems over a reflective tray of water, the school teaches students how to artfully combine and contrast elements.

4. Using basic elements like a small ceramic pot and chrysanthemum flowers, students in beginners' courses learn to put together simple and beautiful compositions.

5. What meaning do these blue flowers suggest to you? Ikebana derives from Buddhism and Japan's native Shinto religion, which both place importance on the arrangement of certain plants.

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