15th APEC Women Leaders Network Meeting(19-21 September 2010 Tokyo)

Ikebana: the Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement


Sep. 21 Farewell Dinner

During the Period of the Meeting

Ikebana was developed in Japan about 700years ago as a traditional culture (art) which is mainly expresses beauty of stem, leaves, and flowers, and people themselves. Ikebana divides into two types, traditional and free-modern ones.

Introduction of the organizer

Since founding the Ichiyo School, which has pursued a style of flower arranging that harmonizes with the various spaces in our environment.
A flower's expression changes with different environments and/or depending on the surrounding.