Ikebana at Ki Niseko: The Art of Flower Arranging

Guests enjoyed a traditional Japanese flower arranging workshop, creating their very own floral arrangements, at the Ki Lobby yesterday.

With the help of our Ikebana workshop hosts (who are also Ki Niseko team members) guests were shown the art of creating a natural looking arrangement (working with the natural shape of the flower or branch) and learning that 'less is more'.

Ki Niseko Flower Making Workshop Lr 9

What is Ikebana?

Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning ‘alive’ or ‘arrange’ and bana meaning ‘flower.’ 

The practice of using flowers as offerings in temples originated in the seventh century when Buddhism was first introduced to Japan from China and Korea. These arrangements have since become displayed as art forms in people’s homes as well as adding to the spiritual process that helps one develop a closeness with nature and merge the indoors and outdoors.

Ki Niseko Flower Making Workshop Lr 7

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