IKEBANA BAMBOO FLOWER VASE
This is an Ikebana flower arranging vase dating from the mid 20th century. This particular piece is made from bamboo, has 3 compartments and is designed to hang on the wall.
Ikebana is known as the Japanese art form of flower arrangement. The root of the term means literally "living flowers." It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. Ikebana is also very steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with nature. Ikebana was introduced to Japan in the 6th century by Chinese Buddhist monks. They had made formal the ritual offering of flowers to the Buddha. From there, the first Japanese school of ikebana, called Ikenobo, was established by Ono no Imoko in the early 7th century.