Flower and Sword

NR, 127 minutes

Presented by the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society —

How about a battle with flowers instead of swords? It’s 16th Century Japan’s Age of Civil War, and one man works with flowers to bring peace to the land. He is Senko Ikenobo, one of the “flower monks” of Rokkakudo Temple. Featuring more than 200 floral ikebana arrangements, the film was created with cooperation of Ikenobo school, and three major schools of tea in Japan. (2017, Tetsuo Shinohara, Japan, 127 min, NR, English subtitles)

“The ultimate ikebana film, this smart, humorous charmer with a mystical touch will win over Asian film fans as well as gardeners.” -Hollywood Reporter

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