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Ikebana is a traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement.
The roots of this art go back to the 6th century when it, presumably, arrived to Japan from China. Ikebana continued developing in Japan, and during the Muromachi period (1338-1573) it became an independent art. In the early years it was restricted to particular classes (priests, samurai), however, later it moved to other societal classes in Japan, and then it spread all over the world. Only during the last century ikebana has become accessible to all.
There are hundreds of ikebana schools in Japan. The most well-known ones are Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu.
Ikebana is considered a kind of meditation and a spiritual path.