Bonsai tree | A little piece of nature in your home

The bonsai is a tradition that has continued for the past several hundred years in Japan.
In recent years the practice has spread overseas and the name bonsai has gained renown in other cultures.

The bonsai is the art of raising a natural brush tree in a potted container, with meticulous care for its branches and roots. More seasoned bonsai artists will use wire to mold the shape of the branches, taking into account the daily temperature and humidity to rear it to maturity.
A great artist successfully displays the beauty and harshness of nature in this one plant while hiding the artificial care.
The beauty of nature is condensed in this small bowl. Just by looking at it the observer can feel the change of seasons and wind between its leaves, and can be transported deep in the heart of the mountains, in the forest hills.

In Europe and America, it is highly regarded as art with life, one that is mercurial.
Other traditional artforms – like pictures and sculptures – never change form once completed, but the bonsai lives and its beauty lies in its ever changing state.
There is a beauty in the daily observance of a small vine growing and changing into a tree.

Oxford British dictionary
English version Wikipedia

In Europe where gardening is popular, there are 28 magazines featuring the bonsai.
In Milan, courses entitled “Bonsai University” started, with many of its students traveling at the end of class to apprentice themselves with Japanese bonsai craftsman.
Bonsai is seeing a global revival in popularity!

The main production areas of bonsai are Kagawa (they produce 80%+ of the bonsai market), Omiya, Saitama, who grow bonsai specifically for the overseas market, and the Tokyo area bonsai farms who supply the bonsai around the Imperial Palace.
More than 10,000 foreign tourists visit “the Syunkaen BONSAI Museum” in Edogawa-ku annually.
Bonsai tour visitors for exerciser and foreigners from the foreign countries increase.

Bonsai are beautiful to observe, and to grow yourself.
But first you should experience the magic of bonsai in nearby bonsai gardens.

●Saitama City “Omiya bonsai Museum”
The world’s first public “bonsai art museum.”
It is to see a lot of valuable bonsais, or it is possible.

●”Syunkaen BONSAI Museum”
The art museum where Kunio Kobayashi who is a well-known bonsai writer acts as the director.

●Syowa Kinen Park “Bonsaien”
First Japanese state-run bonsai Land.

●”Kokuhu Bonsaiten” (Tokyo Art Museum)
The oldest history and open call for participants exhibition in Japan of the bonsai proud of tone to.
Association of corporate judicial person Japan bonsai is run.

●Bonsai garden of the “Omiya bonsai”
Attract attention from the foreign countries as “the sacred place of the bonsai”

●Bonsai garden of Kagawa “Kinashi” “Kokubunji”
(Kagawa Kinashi garden plant bonsai center)
(JA Kokubunji, Kagawa bonsai center)

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