Ikebana of the Ryuseiha School

There are two styles of Ryuseiha ikebana: the free style, which gives scope for personal expression reflecting the diversity of individual lifestyles, and the classical style, which has been maintained continuously since the School's founding in 1886.

FreeStyle The Free Style: In this style of ikebana, the plant materials are arranged freely according to one's own sensibility. The basic approach of the Ryuseiha School is known as "the aspects of plants".

from "Shokubutsu no kao Shin Seiki"(pub:Shufu no tomo)

ClassicStyle The Classical Style: There are two types of classical arrangements: rikka, which originated in the tatebana style of the Muromachi Period (1392-1568), and seika, which reached essentially its present form in the Edo Period (1603-1867).

from "Ryuseiha no kotenka"(pub:koudansha)

from "Ryuseiha no kotenka"(pub:koudansha)

rikka Rikka: Rikka has its origins in Buddhist floral offerings placed in vases. It is characterized by a tall, vertical form.

seika Seika: Seika evolved from nageirebana ( "thrown-in" flowers). Compared to rikka, it has a more relaxed elegance.

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