This time I’d like to talk about Ikebana and Art. One of the driving forces for the Ikebana boom after the war was a slogan by Sofu Teshigahara that Ikebana is art. I have already talked about why the word “art” had such magical power at that time. So what happened to the slogan during the 1980’s when Ikebana was declining?
I made this work for my client who wanted me to use three Christmas colors. It is a rather difficult request that requires careful calculation to find the right balance of colors and flower materials.