From Ikebana to Botanical Arranging: Artistic, Therapeutic, and Spiritual Alignment with Nature

  • Alexander Kopytin Saint Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education, Russia
  • Reginaldo Bockhorni Ikenobo Zurich Study Group, Brazil/Switzerland
  • Tony Yu Zhou Inspirees Institute, China
Keywords: Ikebana, Japanese arts, Zen Buddhism, Ecological therapy, Arts therapies, Art expression, Botanical arranging

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Creative Arts Educ Ther (2019) 5(2):96–108 DOI: 10.15212/CAET/2019/5/35

From Ikebana to Botanical Arranging: Artistic, Therapeutic, and Spiritual Alignment with Nature

从花道到园艺治疗:与自然在艺术,治疗和精神层面的契合

Abstract

This article reviews the history of the Japanese art of Ikebana and the contemporary ecological art therapy practice involving botanical arranging and their correlation and contribution to the physical and mental well-being of human beings. Different perspectives are offered by a Brazilian Ikebana professor, with a neurological background, from the Ikenobo School, a Russian art therapist specializing in ecological art therapy, and a Chinese creative art therapist with a biomedical background. Ikebana and botanical arranging are considered forms of creative interaction with nature, providing multiple therapeutic effects and showing us how to realign with the laws of nature.

Keywords: Ikebana, Japanese arts, Zen Buddhism, Ecological therapy, Arts therapies, Art expression, Botanical arranging

摘要

本文回顾了日本花道艺术的历史以及包含园艺治疗的当代生态艺术治疗实践,并审度了两者与人类身心健康的关联和影响。一位来自巴西的日本花道学院具有神经医学背景的花道专家,一位专门从事生态艺术疗法的俄罗斯艺术治疗师和一位生物医学背景的中国创造性艺术治疗师提出了各自不同的观点。花道和园艺治疗被视作与自然创造性互动的形式,具有多种治疗效果,并向我们展示了如何重新顺应自然法则。

关键词: 花道,日本艺术,禅宗佛教,生态治疗,艺术治疗,艺术表达,植物布置,园艺治疗

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2019-12-30
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Kopytin, A., Bockhorni, R., & Zhou, T. (2019). From Ikebana to Botanical Arranging: Artistic, Therapeutic, and Spiritual Alignment with Nature. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET), Pages 96 - 108. Retrieved from https://caet.inspirees.com/caetojsjournals/index.php/caet/article/view/191
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