How small are they?
In front of a man, there are three bonsai in the circle in the first photo.
A pine tree. Evergreen trees are very popular.
Kaki or persimmon.
Kaki and pine tree
When I found this exhibition, many of the name tugs of the trees or plants had been already removed as closing time was approaching.
A kind of fern.
It takes a lot of time to grow ideal Bonsai, maybe a few years, decades or even hundreds. It is amazing that a tiny tree or plant has the same shape of a big tree or plant in nature. In Bonsai which are just a few tens of centimeters tall, the beauty and dynamism of nature is compressed.
The basic techniques of Bonsai are to wire, prune and transplant trees.
Why is Bonsai so popular in Japan? I think it is because Japan has a large population but a small land. And most of population is concentrated in big cities. So it is difficult for many of us to live in a house with a big garden. We can raise Bonsai on shelves in front of our houses or on the balconies.
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Autumn leaves are falling・・・
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