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This repackaging is a thorough updating of a classic Ikebana flower-arranging book by Shozo Sato, a well-respected and renowned Ikebana expert. Following a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana to present, the reader is introduced to the classic Ikebana styles - Rikka, Seika, and Moribana to Freestyle. The reader is familiarized with the tools of Ikebana and the basic Ikebana flower-arranging techniques. Simple and detailed instructions guide Ikebana enthusiasts through the process of making dozens of stunning arrangements. Exciting contemporary arrangements are also included, making this comprehensive guide up-to-date and cutting-edge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9784805309438
ISBN-10: 4805309431
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x 21mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Tuttle Shokai Inc
Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc
Publish Date: 7-May-2008
Country of Publication: Japan

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Author Biography - Shozo Sato

Shozo Sato is a master of Zen arts, including Ikebana, Japanese Tea Ceremony and Sumi-e (black ink painting). He conducts workshops on Ikebana and Sumi-e throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe and is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony, Ikebana and The Art of Sumi-e. He was the founding director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus and continues to teach Japanese arts. In 1944, upon the death of his father, the Second Generation Grandmaster, Kasen Yoshimura became the Third Grandmaster of the Ryusei School of Ikebana. Since that time, he has been very active in the dissemination of Ikebana both nationally and internationally. He has demonstrated Ikebana for both the Queen of England and Princess Diana during different visits made to Japan. Currently he is president of both the Japan Ikebana Art Association and the All Japan Ikebana Arts Association. He has authored many publications in Ikebana from classic to contemporary.

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