The exhibition is organized by the Ikenobo Vietnam Center Study Group to spread the beauty of Japanese flower arrangements to the public in Ho Chi Minh City.
|Ribbon cutting to open the Ikebana exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
Ikebana, also known as Kado, is the art of flower arrangement formed in the 15th century by monks of the Ikenobo family. After nearly 600 years of existence and development, the art of Ikebana has always been loved from generation to generation and beyond the borders of Japan to many countries and regions around the world.
The art of Ikebana expresses the beauty of the hidden vitality of plants and flowers in the development stages of plant life. Through the practice of flower arrangement, this art brings nature closer to everyday life, helping practitioners understand and discover the beauty of plants and flowers and have a more peaceful and calm view of life.
|Nguyen Thanh Tu introduces works to Mr. Shiraishi Hideyuki - Head of Culture and Education Department of the Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
Nguyen Thanh Tu, President of the Ikenobo Vietnam Center Study Group, said: “Ikebana Exhibition is an annual activity that we organize in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to share with the public the beauty of nature and plants, the creativity of people as well as the aesthetics and humanity in this art. This is the beauty in the spiritual life that we, Ikebana practitioners, wish to spread to the community. Ikebana is like a little silence in the hustle and bustle of life, for us to relax, cherish, appreciate and understand the value of nature in modern life."
The exhibition displays nearly 50 works by teachers and students of the Ikenobo Vietnam Center Study Group. These works are in Ikebana Ikenobo's typical schools such as Rikka, Shoka, and Freedom, which have many different nuances that will certainly surprise the viewers.
For traditional schools like Rikka or Shoka, the arrangement of flowers and leaves follows strict regulations, showing the vital beauty of nature, containing profound philosophies on the relationship between people and nature, yin - yang transformation, and past - present connection. Meanwhile, the works in the Free school are full of creativity bringing the breath of modern life. Through this exhibition, Ikebana works have shown the rich beauty, understanding, and appreciation of nature.
In particular, Ikebana works are also displayed in combination with paintings by painters Le Quy Hao, Ho Dang Le..., creating an interesting harmony between the two art forms.
|Talking about beauty - the similarities between Haiku and Ikebana. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
Also in the exhibition, a sharing session about the beauty of Haiku poetry and Ikebana, two distinctive arts with a strong Japanese soul, is a special highlight for those who love traditional Japanese culture. The sharing session was attended by the researcher - translator Nhat Chieu, who has a long history of translating and researching, and criticizing Haiku poetry in Vietnam. The sharing session showed the special expressiveness of Haiku and Ikebana through words and flowers, helping attendees better understand the aesthetic philosophy, meaning, and beauty of these art forms in particular and Japanese culture in general.
Some of the artworks at the exhibition:
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|The work of Nguyen Nguyen. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
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|The work of Vuong Van Anh. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
|The work of Phan Thi Kim Nguyen. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
|The work of Nguyen Thanh Tu. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
|The work of Ta Xuan. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
|The work of Hoang Le Dang Khoa. (Photo: PetroTimes) |
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