Japanese art of flower arrangement. It dates from the 6th–7th century when arrangements of flowers were placed as offerings in Buddhist temples, a practice learned from China. In the 15th century, ikebana became a favorite pastime of the nobility. The oldest of the Japanese ikebana schools is Ikenobo at Kyoto (7th century).
(japan. 'lebende Blume')seit dem 8. Jh. belegte japan. Kunst des Blumensteckens.