Last Sunday afternoon, my wife and I attended an Ikebana (生け花) exhibition at the Takashimaya department store in Yokohama, about 30 minutes by train from Tokyo. Ikebana is the traditional art of Japanese flower arranging and has been practiced for more than 600 years. There are many schools of Ikebana, the more internationally well-known ones are Sogetsu, Ikebono and Ohara – ask my wife, she’s the expert, not me (I’m just a sensitive guy, ya sure :-).
It was a relatively small exhibition, but had over 130 displays – we took a lot of pictures but will post only a few here (more on Facebook) that are my wife’s favorites.
As usual, it was very crowded with many people admiring the creative flower arrangements, including same elegant ladies in kimonos.