Only in one country in the world, in Japan, there is a unique and very ancient kind of art - ikebana. This is the name of not only the art of making a bouquet, but also the bouquet itself. There are several different schools, directions of ikebana. Let's talk about the basic principles of one of the largest schools of ikebana - the school Sogetsu.

Only in one country in the world, in Japan, there is a unique and very ancient kind of art - ikebana

The beauty of the bouquet and the beauty of the flower, the branches of ikebana are not exactly the same. Ikebana flowers and branches show their real beauty, if you put them, show the appropriate way. The bouquet should have novelty, dynamism, proportionality and harmony. Novelty is the unusual nature of the material from which the bouquet of ikebana is made. Dynamism is the beauty of lines. Very straight branches are rarely used. And every bend conveys a certain mood, action, quality. For example, a branch of pine with a large bend in ikebana symbolizes, in the opinion of the Japanese, force. Sometimes in a bouquet absolutely dry branches without leaves and bark, whitened by chemicals and curved in the most bizarre way are added.

Proportionality is the size of the three main elements of the bouquet of ikebana, the size of the first element is the synth and a half of the diameter of the vase plus one and a half height of the vase. The second main element of ikebana - coe - is three quarters of the height of the first element (syn); the third element of ikebana - hikae - three fourths of the second element (soy). If the bouquet is made up of greenery and flowers, then blue and green are green, and hikae are flowers. And, finally, harmony. It is difficult to combine in one bouquet of ikebana colors such as red, yellow and blue. It is difficult, but possible. In addition, you need to ensure that the color of the vase is in harmony with the bouquet, and the bouquet - with the place where it will be delivered. And the shape of the bouquet of ikebana depends on where it will stand: in the middle of the table, in a corner, in a niche, etc.

When creating ikebana, flowers should be revitalized if they are slightly wilted: prune the ends of the stems and lower them into the water.