Ikebana is a Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is a disciplined form of art arranging flowers and leaves in a manner where nature and humanity are one. It is philosophical and reminds one to be appreciative and close with nature…
Ikebana is a creative expression using living branches, leaves, grasses, and flowers, creating interesting color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and such in the form of a flower arrangement….
Ikenobo Society of Floral Art from Kyoto, Japan, is currently holding a
three-day ikebana exhibition at Tokyo Street Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from June 30th to July 2nd 2017..
Yours truly was there at the launch and was busy admiring about a hundred different artfully done ikebana which was placed on display there, making it one of the biggest Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibition held outside Japan..
The launch was also attended by Tourism Malaysia Director General Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia Dr. Makio Miyagawa, and President of Malaysia Ikenobo Study Group Too Sooi Keng..
Led by the Headmistress Designate of Ikenobo, Senko Ikenobo, an impressive number of 90 Ikenobo members and
staff from Japan and 53 members from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, participated in the exhibition…
Do drop by if you are around KL or Pavilion, and take a little time to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy the beauty of the ikebana exhibition, or well, witness the ikebana demonstration or better still, participate in the workshop and try your hand at making this centuries old Japanese floral art…
The exhibition is the highlight of a special tour organised by Tourism Malaysia to bring Ikenobo members from Japan to Malaysia, in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of Malaysia-Japan Diplomatic Relations this year. It is being held at Pavilion KL to commemorate the 6th Anniversary
of Tokyo Street in July.
Ikenobo is celebrating its 555 years in history this year and Senko Ikenobo is the 46th generation to continue the family tradition since the late Muromachi period in thr late 15th century. The introduction of this Japanese traditional culture to Malaysians is seen as another ‘friendly bridge’ to strengthen the friendship
between Malaysia and Japan..
To know more about Ikebono, check out www.ikebono.jp
For more on Pavilion KL, check out www.pavilion-kl.com