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There are hundreds of schools of Ikebana in Japan. Ikenobo is one of the three leading schools and the oldest school. Ikenobo was founded in the 15th century by the Buddhist monk Ikenobo Senkai who is thought to have developed the rikka (standing flowers) style. This was a very formal style practiced by priests and aristocrats. The history of the Ikenobo School goes back to the origins of ikebana itself. Over the centuries, many different styles of Ikenobo Ikebana have emerged.

The headquarters of Ikenobo remains at the place of its foundation, Rokkakudo Temple in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan.

Ikenobo School Style
Rikka School Style