Over 300 full-colour images that lavishly illustrate the varous styles of Ikebana. Chapters introducing the basic elements of ikebana, illustrated with colour photos. Tips on arrangements and how to prolong the life of arrangements. Explanation of how to use ikebana tools and other accessories. Step-by-Step instructions to create arrangements for daily appreciation or festive occasions. Dr Leonard Lim explains that this ancient art is 'about our relationship with nature; it is a journey in our hearts as we create beautiful ikebana.' From the very basic instructions for getting started such as cutting and bending stems, to the more sophisticated aspects of colour, shape and quality to creating and prolonging the life of your arrangements, Dr Lim provides simple instructions of anyone who wants to learn the art of ikebana--whether for personal enjoyment or to entertain a party of hundreds.