This is a type pf ikebana that is based on the highly decorative works of the Rimpa School, which flourished during the Edo Period in Japan. The goal is to capture in ikebana the decorative qualities of materials and the overall design effects typical of Rimpa works of art. For the most part, materials used are those found in Rimpa paintings. Mastery of the Rimpa Arrangement depends on knowledge and study of the original works of the Rimpa artists.