Flowers come alive at Yume Japanese Gardens' Fall Ikebana Competition

Within the West, bouquets are wrapped up in ribbons, tulle, or cellophane to cover the stems and intensify the blossoms. Within the Far East, nevertheless, there’s a totally different strategy to arranging flowers.

Starting this Thursday, Tucsonans can expertise this fashion of
association on the Fall Ikebana Competition at Yume Japanese Backyard.

Ikebana, which interprets to “making flowers come alive,” was delivered to Japan by Chinese language Buddhist missionaries within the sixth century as a type of providing to Buddha. It “uniquely
emphasizes form, line, and kind whereas giving equal consideration and
significance to the branches, stems, and leaves of a plant quite than
merely arranging its blooms,” Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson mentioned
in a press launch.

The stems of flowers or vegetation like ferns are positioned on steel spikes within the middle of a low dish in order that they
stand upright. The concept is to showcase your complete plant in a disciplined, meditative
and creative approach.

Now, extra fashionable types of Ikebana are created however the philosophy stays the identical. The competition, which runs from this Thursday by means of Sunday Nov. 6, will function fall vegetation and people who develop within the Sonoran Desert.

The Yume Gardens and its reveals are open Thursdays – Saturdays 9:30
a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. They’re closed Mondays

Tickets embrace admission to your complete backyard, not simply the Ikebana shows. Common admission is $18, $10 for registered members, and $5 for youngsters below the age of 15. Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson is situated at 2130 N. Alvernon Approach.