The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

Ikebana is a traditional Japanese art that has been practiced for more than six centuries. It developed from the Buddhist ritual of offering flowers to the spirits of the dead. It is now practiced as an art form independent of its religious origins, however the art has retained strong symbolic and philosophical meaning.


Ohara School:

Founded by Unshin Ohara in the late nineteenth century, the Ohara School of Ikebana has a world-wide network of high quality Ikebana instructors that carry on the innovative spirit of the Ohara style of Ikebana. The Moribana Style of Ikebana was first developed by the Ohara School. This was a pioneering and brilliant step in modern Ikebana. This style of Ikebana emphasizes the beauty of color as well as the beauty of nature. We are fortunate to have an Ohara Ryu trained instructor here at Zenshinkan Dojo in Worcester, Massachusetts.

To learn more about the Ohara School of Ikebana please visit:

Ohara School of Ikebana Massachusetts

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