Ikebana means "arranging flowers" or "making flowers alive.” It is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as Kadō – “way of flowers.”
With a history of more than 500 years, Ikebana became more than a household decoration but a state of mind where people find the meaning of life and serenity.
RIho Miyamoto is a professor and head of the Koryu-Toyoki school in Japan, she follows in her mother's steps, who was also a flower arranger, and became a second-generation Ikebana master.
“There is no place where flowers cannot be arranged.” said Riho.
Growing up surrounded by flowers, Riho often stayed in her mother's workshop and spent the whole day there.
She learned how to do flower arrangements by observing others who came to her mother's workshop, as 60 years ago all women practiced Ikebana as well as other Japanese traditional cultural arts before getting married.
Rlhoand formed her own style: wearing Kimono (a traditional Japanese garment) might seem odd and inconvenient for a dedicated work like flower arranging, but she thinks it is more convenient to conduct Japanese traditional carriages wearing that, when you are wearing Kimono for Ikebana in a Japanese traditional room, the vibe and aura will improve one's mind and attitude.