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Floral Art

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Japanese floral art (ikebana) was brought to its peak of refinement in the latter half of the sixteenth century by its founder, Sen-no-Riky├╗. At present, there are about three thousand schools of ikebana, two of the better-known ones being the Ikenob├┤ school and the Ohara school.
Ikebana can be divided into two main styles, nageirebana and moribana, depending on the type of vase used.

The flowers can be arranged in the various styles shown below. Particular styles are best suited to particular flowers.