Flower arrangement is a art of Japanese origin.
Flowers, grasses or trees are used, and a work is made by combining them.
In Japanese it is called "ikebana" or "kadou".
"Ikebana" means simply "arranging flowers in a vase". But "kadou" means "way of flower arranging", so it has a meaning of training.
Flower arrangement was established by Buddhist monks in Kyoto around
the 15th century.
After this it was spread in among from upper class people to common people, and many schools were born.
In the 19th century, it was introduced to Europe.
As live plants are used in flower arrangement, the lifetime of a work
is very short.
So usually the works are sometimes exhibited for a limited time only in several galleries.
Then we can sometimes find it at hotel lobby and so on as original interior decor.
: The original school of ikebana founded in the 15th century
Mishoryu : One of many schools, founded in 1804 (Japanese website)
Ryuseiha : One of many schools, founded in 1886 (Japanese website)
Ohararyu : One of many schools, founded in 1895
Nihonkoryu : One of many schools, founded in 1900
Sogetsuryu : One of many schools, founded in 1927