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The history of Ikenobo is the history of Ikebana.  
Ikebana began with Ikenobo and although over the first 500 years
other schools have branched off from Ikenobo, Ikenobo is said to be the origin of Ikebana.

Ikenobo's history encompasses both the traditional and the modern,
the two continually interacting to encourage new development in today's Ikebana.
Changes over the centuries in customs and living environments are reflected
in the evolution of Ikenobo's Ikebana styles.

Each age has brought new challenges for Ikebana to express the spirit of the time.
Today's styles include Rikka, Shoka, Jiyuka and especially the modern Free style.