This Japanese gardening book is a practical, concise guide to flower arranging or Ikebana.
Illustrated with dozens of helpful photographs and diagrams, this flower arranging handbook provides full and comprehensive treatment of the various forms of Moribana and Heiki style arrangements. Each lesson is given in detail step by step with accompanying sketches, showing clearly what should be done as the arrangement progresses towards completion. The photographs of actual completed flower arrangements sum up beautifully the principles underlying each particular style.
The purpose of this text is to acquaint the reader with elementary knowledge in a special school of flower arranging—the Japanese school-selected because it is the oldest and its teachings are perhaps the simplest, yet most effective. The text is intended for amateurs, but professional arrangers might find it useful as a refresher.