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What is Kado

Constructed decorative art, is made with plant and others calls “Ikebana” of “Kado”. There are many denominations and each way and methods of them are so different.
Kado is an art was born in Japan and it’s popular in world wide.

Occidental flower arrangement is based on a point of view to have standard form from every angle such as three dimensionally. In the case of Kado, depends on the denomination but express three dimensional spacing with two dimensional spaces. And it arranges with branch/trunk form, moss, leafs and enjoys the total balance. It says pomp work is not an art.


After transmission of Buddhism, it became common to put a flower to Buddha statue. In the Muromachi period, a space of “Oshiita” was common to decorate the room. Normally the space is where to decorate with vase, incense burner, and candle stand. It says like this Kado started.
At the same time established Tea ceremony and affected by tea ceremony preparation and decoration, developed Kado.

Kado Festival

In the temple “Daikakuji”, is one of the headquarters of denominations of Kado. The date of Saga emperor’s death, they hold a various Kado demonstrations and decorations for few days. At the same day, will appear many stands related with Kado tools and others.

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