The Classic Account of the Meaning & Symbolism of the Japanese Art of Ikebana
by Gustie L. Herrigel
Foreward by D.T. Suzuki
"The art of flower arrangement is not, in its truest sense, an art, but rather the expression of a much deeper experience of life." - D.T. Suzuki
In this classic, the author describes the underlying Zen symbolism in the Japanese art of flower arranging. During the 1920s, while living in Japan, she studied ikebana under one of Japan's greatest masters and by the time she left Japan in 1930 she herself had become a master. Here, she teaches the reader the disciplined but artfully natural style of flower arrangement, while providing a perceptive introduction to Zen.