Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement,
will be on show at the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Culture House on September 12-13
and at the Vietnam Women’s Museum in Hanoi September 16-19.
The event is organised by the Japanese Cultural Exchange Centre to mark the
1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Flower arrangements by Professor Sasaki Yasihito, Japan’s top Ikebana artists,
will be on display.
Ikebana artists say that using a plant’s stems, leaves, and flowers to make
special designs shows nature’s beauty and vitality as well as human emotions.
Japanese Ikebana appeared 550 years ago and has virtually become a “religion”
over the centuries.