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  • Vivifying ikebana: Japanese flower arranging

    Photo of Tamar Dallal wearing a face mask and seated at a table, with a low, curving vase in the foreground and twig of red maple leaves coming from the vase.

    Tamar Dallal, a senior in engineering physics, creates a flower arrangement for an exhibition at Japan House. Dallal and other students in the class Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement learned jiyuka, or freestyle arrangement, which encourages contemporary artistic expression using simple design principles to create miniature arrangements highlighting the theme of kokoro, or heart, mind and spirit.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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