Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together.
As for ikebana, anyone can create a fantastic work of art by themselves after acquiring the basic concepts and fundamental skills. Learning ikebana promotes a better understanding into the Japanese view of nature: a crucial step in appreciating the unique aesthetics of Japanese culture. The most gratifying part of ikebana is being able to see your personal experiences, emotion, and thoughts take shape as a visual art form.
Flower arrangement is often falsely regarded as an art form reserved for women; however, traditionally ikebana used to be a required “mannerism” for well-educated men, such as samurais or monks. Since you came all this way to visit a “strange” island, it would be a waste NOT to experience our genuinely unique culture!