生花 - Japanese Flower Arranging
As an exchange student in Tokyo, I took a flower-arranging class. Fond of flowers, I thought I would have a lot of fun, but found a class of clipping, cutting, pruning, and strictly arranging nature oddly frustrating. Over time, I warmed to the practice, and accepted it as the most symbolic representation of Japanese culture and philosophy. Using my detailed notes, I recreated a large, illustrated book of the my 10 favorite arrangements.