Ikebana-cat is the nickname I gave my cat because he is a big ikebana lover. He is always there next to me when I make an ikebana, when he wants to pose in front of an ikebana, or when he wants to drink water from these works of art.
The human fascination with cats dates back to ancient times. That fascination does not seem to subside judging by the number of photos and videos that are shared on social networks. Cats have been worshiped throughout history, as in the ancient Egypt, but also persecuted, for example, in the Middle Ages.
Cats occupy an important place in both the fine arts and literature. Check out these 10 cats in literature. And, of course, Japanese literature is full of cats.
In Japan, cats have a truly privileged status. It is not surprising that the concept of cat cafes first appeared in Japan. In those cafes you can pet cats to your heart content. That is great for people who cannot keep cats at home due to lack of space. Cats are found as part of design on all possible items in Japan, and a special place is occupied by a cat called Maneki-neko. According to an old legend, Maneki-neko brings good luck.
Cats love nature and a variety of plants, so it is normal for them to be interested in the plants we keep in the house. Unfortunately, some of these plants are poisonous to cats, so care should be taken.
Moj mačak Neko (ime Neko znači mačka na japanskom jeziku) je od malena pokazivao interesovanje za proces izrade ikebana. On voli da pozira sa ikebanama, da ih malo popravi po svom nahođenju i redovno i isključivo pije vodu iz ikebana.
My cat Neko (the word neko means cat in Japanese) has shown interest in the ikebana making process since he was a kitten. He likes to pose with ikebanas, to fix them a little at his own discretion and he regularly and exclusively drinks water from ikebana.
Posing with ikebana
Helping with arranging ikebana
Neko fixing ikebana Neko fixing gerberas in ikebana Neko moving a branch in the arrangement