Ikebana, meaning "living flowers", is sometimes referred to as kado, or "the way of flowers". Ikebana masters create symbolic works from cut flowers, branches, grasses, and other natural and sometimes synthetic materials. This traditional Japanese style of flower arranging is simple and striking, and follows the uncluttered aesthetic associated with all Japanese arts. Along with calligraphy, ikebana is an integral part of tea ceremony, and no tea house would be complete without a formal arrangement of seasonal flowers. Into Japan Specialist Tours would be delighted to arrange a lesson in ikebana for you as part of your tailor made tour to Kyoto or Tokyo.