The Japanese Way of the Flower: Ikebana as Moving Meditation
H. E. Davey Sensei
Stone Bridge Press ISBN 1-880656-47-7 144 pages $16.95
This second volume of "moving meditations" shows how simple Japanese flower arranging (ikebana) techniques can be used to refresh the body and restore the spirit. Emphasizing that ikebana is first and foremost a "Way"--a spiritual and meditative art--the book offers solid grounding in Japanese aesthetics and philosophy, with references to Zen, tea ceremony, and other traditional Japanese arts. Line drawings and color photographs show step-by-step arrangements especially for beginners and casual practitioners.
H. E. Davey is author of Brush Meditation: A Japanese Way to Mind & Body Harmony and is head of the Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts. Ann Kameoka is a licensed 1st-grade instructor in Ikenobo ikebana. Both authors live in the SF Bay Area.
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The Japanese Way of the Flower is now out of print, but the entire book is included in The Japanese Way of the Artist (Stone Bridge Press), which also contains Brush Meditation and Living the Japanese Arts & Ways. Get three popular books by H. E. Davey for the price of one. Order The Japanese Way of the Artist from www.amazon.com and discover the secrets of Japan's ancient arts, crafts, and forms of meditation.