About Ikebana - 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.
About Hyderabad Chapter of Ohara School of Ikebana - Hyderabad Chapter, Ohara Ikebana is a voluntary, non-profit organization aiming at spreading the art of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement). Founder Advisor Late Grand Master Horyu Meena Anantnarayan started Ohara study group in 1983, which was prelude to chapter in 1988. The Hyderabad Chapter with strength of over 350 members has become very active and has held many exhibitions, conducted workshops and Ikebana demonstrations.
About Eucalyptus Store - Launched a little over a decade ago, the journey of Eucalyptus has been an organic one. It has become a landmark of refreshing Home and Garden design solutions keeping a constant reference to nature. The soul of the concept store is all about bridging the gap between people and nature, bringing the outdoors into your everyday lives, and letting those old memories infuse the realm of one’s space.
About Exhibition- Eucalyptus and Ikebana was simply a natural collaboration. They both stand tall in reinforcing natural beauty coupled with design and elegance. Time and again, Eucalyptus Store and the Hyderabad Chapter of Ohara School of Ikebana have come together to bring about fresh colors of summer, warmth and beauty of all that's natural. The exhibition will be inaugurated on MARCH 16, 2019 at 11.00 A.M by Guests of Honor - Dr. J.Kedareswari (Curator, Education, Publications, Public Relations, Salar Jung Museum) and Prof Anjani Reddy (Former Prof & Head of the Dept of Painting, College of Fine Arts, JNAFAU, Hyderabad).