Ikebana is an ancient traditional Japanese flower art. The long history of Ikebana can be traced back as early as the sixth century with the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from India through China and Korea. Ikebana is seen as more than just decorative art, it is a spiritual process that helps one to achieve peace, happiness and tranquility due to its disciplined meditative quality. It also brings nature indoors adding beauty to the spaces in which we live.In ikebana, blossoms, branches, leaves, and stems find new life as materials for art making. In contrast to the western habits of casually placing flowers in a vase, it aims to bring out the inner qualities of flowers and other live materials and express emotions and creativity.