▶ Japan has its own art of cut-flower arrangement. It is called kado, meaning “the way of flowers.” Currently, there are many kado schools that have different styles.
▶ At first, kado was a Buddhist custom. It became an art form in the 16th (sixteenth) century. Since then, many different schools have been formed. Each school has developed a style of its own.
▶ The traditional schools arrange the flowers to represent the elements of sky, human, and earth. These days, however, some schools like to try new forms.