This flower arrangement was made by our student under the instruction of our floral design teacher during the real lesson in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy.
From designer to designer, the style of floral arrangement is different. Also from country to country it is different. However there are a few main styles that MAY be dominating the floral arrangement world. According to our perception, we can find under mentioned four major types of floral arts in the world:
1. European style floral arrangement
2. Japanese Ikebana arrangement
3. American style floral arrangement
4. Japanese modern floral arrangement
REMARKS: The perception and information described in this article is based on our own analysis and idea only AND it does not reflect any perception by other people or analysts. Namely this article is written at the full discretion of California Flower Art Academy without hearing comments and opinions from other people and organizations.
1. European Arrangement: Like the history of Europe is very long, the floral art in Europe must be very long. And European style of flower arrangements are widely accepted all over the world. Especially in Japan, as the size of everything in our daily life is small compared with American size, the scale of European arrangements fits with Japanese cultures. In addition detail oriented concept is the same as Japanese culture. There are lots of similarities between European style and Japanese arrangement. Especially British style arrangements are quite popular in Japan.
2. Japanese Ikebana: The history of Japanese traditional floral art called Ikebana is very long. One of Japanese traditional floral events in Japan is Cherry Blossom Viewing which is quite popular. It seems Japanese people have been inheriting this customs since ancient times in Japan. And the art of Ikebana has more than 1,400 year history. It has a close relationship with Buddhism that came from China back in 538. The customs of displaying flowers in front of the Buddhist Altar seems to be the origin of Ikebana arrangement. As the Japanese traditional cultures and sports spread all over the world, the population of fans of Ikebana has been increasing. And now this floral art is quite popular in various countries.
3. American Arrangement: If you are familiar with the United States and the rest of the world, you can recognize how large everything is in America, such as houses and cars as well as the portion of meals etc etc. The size of floral arrangements is not exceptional. If there is plenty of space in the house, office or hotel etc., large size of arrangements are made to fit the size of environment. The larger the arrangement is, the less detail oriented it is.
4. Japanese Modern Arrangement: After European style of floral arrangements introduced to Japan back in 1980's, Japanese floral art has been deeply affected by this new style of designs. European arrangements gave strong influence on the Japanese floral industry. And among young generations, the term "Floral Arrangement" became to mean "European Floral Arrangement". Nowadays, unless they use the word of Ikebana, it automatically means European flower arrangement. Due to its detail oriented arranging method and elegant concept as well as a reasonable design size which fits with Japanese living environment, European flower arrangements have been widely incorporated in Japanese arrangements. Many of Ikebana artists adopted European style in their own arrangements. By the present time, it looks like Japan offers a kind of new type of floral designs that was created by blending Japanese traditional Ikebana and European style of arrangements. In parallel with this newly developed design, traditional Ikebana is still surviving in Japan.
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