A Japanese traditional culture “Kado (flower arrangement)” Flower arrangement suites with the tatami and the birthplace of it named “Choho-ji Temple”.
is an art to arrange and decorate plants.
Most people might see a woman with kimono who is sitting in seiza on the tatami and
arranging flowers, and photos or movies of flower arrangements decorated at an alcove.
It’s a Japanese traditional culture, and spread over the world in current.
The beginning of Kado was more than 500 years ago.
It was established by a priest in
that is a temple in Kyoto city built by Prince Shotoku in 587.
Choho-ji Temple is commonly called
“Rokkaku-do (hexagon building)”
because its main temple forms hexagon.
“a memorial service for flowers at Rokkaku-do”
once a year to hold a memorial service for flowers and appreciate live of flowers.
A sightseeing point is
that flower mikoshi (portable shrine) parades with gorgeous flower arrangements of spring flowers.
This year’s flower parade was held in April 9, and attracted many sightseers attentions.
“Iemoto Dojo (studio by the head of a school)”
placed on the eastern part of Choho-ji Temple, is a holy place for Flower arrangement.
The first arrangement ceremony is held on every January 5 at the large tatami floored Japanese room
that disciples gather from the whole country and swear to devote to practice for a year.
And at exhibitions in the middle of April and November, gorgeous works by
of Kado and the inside of Iemoto Dojo is opened.
Kano is suited with the beautiful kimono and Japanese room.
There are sightseeing places at its root, Choho-ji Temple; a pond related to Prince Shotoku
“a hexagon willow tree of matchmaking”
brings good relations if you pray, and so on.
Why can’t you visit this calm and peaceful place?
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