The fascinating world of the East for you "Ikebana"! In the "History of Ikebana" you can read about how to develop the basic styles and schools of oriental art of making bouquets.
Despite the variety of directions in ikebana yet there is a general "law of the three lines," only it is realized in different ways. On the basic principles and methods of arranging the eastern extension of the life of flowers in the "Art of the arrangements."
The three main schools of Ikebana - Sogetsu, Ikenobo and Ohara - and their features, you will learn in the "Top Schools". How to give flowers oriental how to make a bouquet according to the sign that conceal charming aromas of plants? All of this can be found in the section "Current trends".
Original ideas of songs for special occasions and every day for you in the "Gallery of ikebana." In the "List of plants" you will find descriptions of more than 300 plants, illustrated with colorful pictures, and practical tips tell you how to create a harmonious composition.
The word "ikebana" consists of two characters: "Ike," which means "life" and "Khan" - a flower. Often "Ikebana" is translated as "to give new life to flowers" or "let the colors express themselves."
Japan has long been the custom to use flowers and herbs for hair ornaments, clothing, prepodnosheniya dead and divine spirits who, according to Shinto (Way of the Gods), are found in every subject.
With the advent of Buddhism to Japan in the VI century was borrowed and the tradition of decorating with flowers image of Buddha. Thus, the original flower arrangement had a ritual function and originated on the basis of ancient rituals and temple offerings (kuge), which were adopted in Buddhism.
Rules of construction of ikebana.
Before you start arranging a tray with flowers placed at the right hand and a vase - about 60 cm in front of him. Of course, when the vessel is placed near, ikebana be much easier, but still, better to see all the flowers as their arrangement, the vase is better to place a little further.
It should be remembered that the vessel should be above eye level, so that the impression of the finished composition was the same as when it was created. Composing begins with that of the existing plant material to choose the highest and beautiful branch, on looking at what turn and tilt it will look the most advantageous.
In no case be allowed to be visible "wrong side" of leaves, branches must be thick to thin. Be sure that the leaves and flowers do not overlap. To fix the plant material used in low vessels kenzan. It strengthens branch in a certain way: stuck in the tattoo slowly and carefully, while holding her by the lower end of the upright, and then tilted sideways.
Commandments of ikebana.
The main thing in ikebana - a reflection of the forms of nature through the perfection of lines and not a combination of colors or flowers. It should be remembered that the flowers will reveal its beauty only to the extent that they will put correctly, even in the same flower can convey the harmony of the world and the majesty of nature.
Getting to the arrangement, talk in the shower with each flower. Do not worry because the end result, calm down and focus on composing. Of course, you need to take care of the plants, but in the name of creating a beautiful do not be afraid to cut the extra leaves, flowers and twigs, in order to express the beauty of the most basic elements of composition.
Do not pay attention to the odd or even number of elements in the composition, it is not so important, the most important thing - it is harmony and balance. Branches and leaves, such as that of arborvitae, fern, can not be placed entirely in the full face or profile. They should be given a small pan and tilt.
Separate the leaves and twigs can be for a few hours entirely submerged in water. This procedure will give them strength and provide better security. However, delay the process is dangerous - the plants may rot. Leaves to become denser, throw in a few pieces of sugar water. It is also recommended to process branches glycerol mixture with hot water (1: 3).
Stem cleaned at a height of 10-15 inches and a split at this site along, sometimes notched, put in a solution of about two weeks. The high temperature makes the mixture more homogeneous and expands blood vessels plants, which contributes to the absorption liquid. It is necessary to regularly monitor how high it has risen along escape.
To touch the leaves become soft and shiny, and their color changes. The final group varies from light tan to dark brown. Here florist may await surprises that makes such treatment in a fascinating experiment. Two weeks later, the branch is removed from the solution and hung down tip, preferably in a dark place.
The colors in the flower arrangements.
Variety of forms of ikebana is not inferior to its wealth of color, which is as deep philosophical meaning. Green is the personification of spring and at the same time symbolizes the east, because there are born and the day of spring as the beginning of the year. Green is associated with the planet Jupiter, which has a mysterious blue-green color.
Red is the epitome of the fire - the color of the summer, the south and the planet Mars. White symbolizes autumn - while growing the white rice, it corresponds to a metal (incandescent), it is associated with the West, a cold white glow of the moon and the planet Venus.
The darkest time of the year - winter - is associated with black color, with dark deep waters and the least bright planet Mercury. Symbolism of yellow (golden) color associated with the end of the summer, the impersonation of life-giving forces of the elements, earth. Also, this color is the embodiment of the idea of â€‹â€‹the center and is associated with the planet Saturn.