The Japanese sensibility with nature is apparent in the art of ikebana, a
progressive and dynamic art form that continues to evolve while staying deeply
rooted in tradition. Ikebana is an ephemeral art form where beauty lies in the
intrinsic nature of flowers and plants; the natural world changes and the flora
wax and wane with the seasons. Today, classical ikebana arrangements are found
displayed alongside the most abstract and avant-garde styles. This lecture and
demonstration program is performed by four major Bay Area ikebana schools:
Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu and Wafu.