Flower arrangement (Ikebana) started around the Nara Era for laying flowers on Buddhist altars as offerings. Over time, the art in the arrangement increased and became appreciated for its beauty as art work. At the same time, the idea of teachings from tea ceremony and flower arrangement arose, and flower arrangement spread as a way of teaching the mind and the right path forlearning. Today Ikebana is loved all over the world as a traditional art form that symbolizes the sense of beauty created by rich Japanese sensibility. TheseIkebanashears are intended for right hand use.