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The most modern of the large schools is Sogetsu, founded in 1927 by Sofu Teshigahara. 

He established the principles that flowers may be arranged by anyone and that any type of material may be used. He took another radical step to allow even more freedom of expression - he moved the arrangement from the traditional tokonoma, an alcove in the Japanese house: arrangements could now be displayed anywhere. 

Sogetsu ikebana aspires to express oneself freely with an open mind.