I have just come back from another great festival shooting, it will take timw to set up JPEG from RAW.
So I would like to post the old stock this time as presenting another Japanese culture and tradition !Ikebana". The following explanation is from WIKIPEDIA
"Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru ("keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana ("flower"). Possible translations include "giving life to flowers" and "arranging flowers" .
More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
Another aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism. That is, an arrangement may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves. The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, and earth. The container is a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction.
Spiritual aspectsThe spiritual aspect of ikebana is considered very important to its practitioners. Silence is a must during practices of ikebana. It is a time to appreciate things in nature that people often overlook because of their busy lives. One becomes more patient and tolerant of differences, not only in nature, but also in general. Ikebana can inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms. This is also the time when one feels closeness to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul.
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Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-22 17:09
Very nice optimist image!! i really like your concept..perfect framework and splendid well considered composition as usual..well taken and well seen!
batalay (33859) 2012-02-22 17:40
This is one of the finest still life images I have seen, a tribute to the Ikebana master and a tribute to the photographer. You have chosen an vantage point to bring out the most salient aspects of the design.
nikkitta (10418) 2012-02-22 17:57
A very fine, beautiful Ikebana capture
It s a smart and colorful composition
Greetings and TFS
Waiting your new photos of a new festival
emka (67229) 2012-02-22 23:31
I am looking forward to seei ng your new festival. Beautiful ikebana, wonderfully set, nice artistic shot. I remember this place from Kurama :).
cavli (1874) 2012-02-23 2:19
very nica capture. Very good dof. You capture this image like 3D. very good presentaion of this tradation. tfs
danos (80248) 2012-02-23 4:16
very nice your presented theme one of the most worldwide knowing.I like the superb bouquet of the colourful flowers in their vase, as the extraordinary light management,bringing out the details and the beauty of the image.
axiotea (21649) 2012-02-23 6:09
Bonjour dear Takero
I would love to see that festival!
That traditional Japanese floral art is very unique and I know there are many styles of Ikebana.
You're showing us a beautiful example! I'm curious to know if the "vase" is made out of cherry bark ?
peppe59 (14551) 2012-02-23 10:42
beautiful light with excellent color and great sharpness, well done.
cornejo (24535) 2012-02-23 11:09
Takero Hello, very nice shot of this beautiful example of Ikebana, very good note to understand the picture. Very good framing and pov, good sharpness and color. Very good and lovely job well done, congratulations. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-02-24 4:42
سلام دوست من
ترکیب رنگ خوب
SWEETFREEDOM (20552) 2012-02-24 10:47
very nice flowers composition.
good light and colors.
Waylim (24302) 2012-02-24 18:33
I would send you a flower arrangement like this one to you wishing you a fast recovery from pneumonia. It is rather cold still. Spring will be here soon and warmer days.
This is a lovely arrangement of the differnt kind of flowers. Such good quality, I would use it for advertisement for a flowershop. the background really show the essence of Japanese culture.
Beautiful photo and a joy to look at.
baddori (19153) 2012-02-25 12:50
Disporre i fiori Ť un'arte.
Ammiro questo, trovo che in Giappone il bello Ť importante .
Un ordine mentale , un bisogno vitale .
wolf38 (29666) 2012-02-26 6:46
Hello Takero. Ikebana - what a beautiful art. The bouquet is full of bright colors and very aesthetic. There are flowers here, I do not know. TOP. Rgds, Wolfgang.
ikeharel (46914) 2012-03-18 1:44
Reading the note, made a further understanding of the flower arrangement tradition, Takero.
A vivid colorful photo, with many elements of the unique art.
Pleasent to look at.
Enjoy your weekend,
COSTANTINO (46432) 2012-03-18 6:10
it is a traditional presentation
beauty and simplicity very well
composed,nice artistic shot
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (33486)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-22
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS5D MarkáV, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L-USM, 77 mm CPL
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-22 16:27