The practice of bonsai in Japan is an ancient art 盆栽

All about the art of Japanese Bonsai

Originating in China, this 1,500-year-old practice is now considered inseparable from Japanese aesthetics. Her horticulture requires knowledge and dedication. Each bonsai tree, in a variety of shapes and sizes, is a miniature of a scene in nature. Discover the art of bonsai!

Contrary to belief, almost any tree can be bonsai. Some, like ficus, privet, or tea trees, are easy to care for indoors. Others grow better outdoors like maple, azalea, or oak.

The main criterion of beauty and classification of bonsai is its shape. Depending on the pace, the position, the inclination of the trunk and that of the branches, the presence of a stone or other trees, there are about twenty different styles.

 

Ōmiya Bonsai Village in Saitama City is home to a museum and multiple private gardens

Ōmiya Bonsai Village in Saitama City is home to a museum and multiple private gardens

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