In principle, Ikebana aims not at bringing a finite piece of nature into the house, but rather at suggesting the whole of nature, by creating a link between the indoors and the outdoors.
They are floral poems.
In Japan the art of arranging flowers is elevated to the status of kado—the “Way of flowers.”
Through these Ways or Do forms, the Japanese have sought to realize the Way of living itself.
They have approached the universal through the particular.”
― H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation