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Sogetsu School of Ikebana
believes that anyone can arrange ikebana anywhere, and with anything. It is sculptural in form and intent, promotes free style and abstract arrangements. It is a school that makes possible free expression of creative flower arrangement.
pursues a style of flower arranging that harmonizes with the various spaces in our living environments using a simplified and systematic method of teaching which enables students to progress towards achieving certificates in a relatively short period of time. The curriculum encourages personal interpretation which allows students to enjoy creative expression within certain rules of construction.
is the history of ikebana. Ikebana began with Ikenobo and although over the last 500 years other schools have branched off from Ikenobo, Ikenobo is said to be the origin of ikebana. Ikenobo's history encompasses both the traditional and the modern, the two continually interacting to encourage new development in today's ikebana.
is known for arrangements that display the natural growth patterns of plants and flowers. An emphasis on moribana, the low bowl, creates arrangements which show natural landscapes from mountains, valleys, waterside and forests.