Shozo Sato is a freelance artist in ikebana, sumi-e, and theater. He is the author of numerous books including The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana (Abrams, 1966). He conducts workshops on ikebana and sumi-e in his own studio and around the United States.
Ikebana: Asian Arts and Crafts for Creative Kidsby Shozo Sato
Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, has never been easier—or more fun! This colorful, easy–to–follow guide will walk you through the steps of 10 different ikebana projects. Before you know it you'll be creating your very/b>
Using colorful illustrations this multicultural children's book introduces readers to Japanese Ikebana.
Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, has never been easier—or more fun! This colorful, easy–to–follow guide will walk you through the steps of 10 different ikebana projects. Before you know it you'll be creating your very own unique and beautiful flower arrangements. Creating flower arrangements is a great way to explore this time-honored Japanese art form.
Following the step–by–step instructions, you'll learn to arrange how to create:
- Kenzan Moribana—a basic style using a low, open container
- Nageire Ikebana—formal arrangements that balance length and weight
- Suiban (Water Platter) Ikebana—the earliest form of Ikebana, using a shallow platter filled with water
- Natural Style Ikebana—arrangements that imitate nature
About the Series:
The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art—engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.
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