Grapevine is a plant in the Vitis family with several species.
The most well-known is Japanese grapevine (Vitus thunberiana), but it can be hard to find in Japan. There are several species like American grapevine (Vitis labrusca) and wild grape vines (wild vine, Vitis rotundifolia).
Grapevine is an evergreen vine or climbing shrub. Its length between 10 and 12 feet, with a large number of thin leaves. Cherry-like fruit has a close resemblance to grapes. In Japan, grape vines are cultivated as an ornamental plant for hanging baskets and trellises.
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The art is called Ikebana and is an art form (yōga) practised mainly in Japan, whose purpose is to bring about a mood of sober meditation through the arrangement of flowers. The term ikebana derives from the words ikeru (生) and hana (花), meaning “live flowers”. Ikebana was created in the late 13th century by Chinese priest Dōyū, who came…
Ikebana series #1
Ikebana series #1: The flower painting contest held by the St. Lobelia’s school of Ikebana is what brought these two together for the first time, Ranma with her fragrance and Ukyo with her artistry. Now, they are asked to hold ikebana exhibits at a carnival, where they will be competing against each other once again! Both of them would like…
This piece of art was inspired by the Boro (Japanese peasant handcraft) technique called Diamond point. It was conceived during the early 20th century and it is made from a single strand of iron wire. The palms on the beach or in the snow create a color gradient which can be reproduced using this technique. Although it sounds easy to…
Ikebana series #5 – Diptych
This painting went with the previous as a diptych. This time I tried to play with sensory perceptions by using contrasting colors, shadows and reflections. The chair is both dark and bright, the vertical lines give it a sense of depth while at the same time bringing forward its central part where one eye is located. It’s a little bit…