Presentation of Ikebana in Astana
Japanese floral art reaches Astana. A descendant of an ancient Samurai family, Midori Yamada has been promoting the Japanese culture for 20 years in the Commonwealth of Independent States. This time, the traveler paid visit to Kazakhstan, where he conducted a master class on Japanese floral art ikenobo.
MIDORI YAMADA, FOUNDER, RUSSIAN OFFICE OF IKENOBO:
- Space is the most important aspect. Every plant has its own meaning. The plant needs harmony which is the most important and it has less material.
The art of ikebana requires great concentration and endurance. It also ingrains patience and teaches to take care of nature and appreciate its beauty.
KENES ARYSTA, SEVENTH GRADER, NAZARBAYEV INTELLECTUAL SCHOOL:
- Ikebana isn’t just about putting flowers into a vase. A person composes an ikebana and this is how it is possible to determine his or her thoughts and feelings. This is a whole art.
Today, the traditional Japanese art occupies its niche in the world's cultural heritage. Midori Yamada claims that the Ikenobo is an art form that searches for ideal beauty.