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Trident maple by Marco Rämisch, around 100cm high and 45-50 years old. #bonsai #art #nature #photography  
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Interesting video from the Japanese NHK Channel, about how Bonsai is decreasing in popularity in Japan and how opportunities present themselves abroad. And an interview with Taiga Urushibata. We're very proud to have provided NHK with some of the footage presented in this news piece. Enjoy watching! #bonsai  
Saving Bonsai - News - NHK WORLD - English
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I live in Japan and bonsai are, well, nowhere* to be seen. It seems the province of fussy old men; I would certainly not even consider trying to join a bonsai club here.

* Actually, there's a fair number of nurseries at gardening fairs and the like. I think some people do keep bonsai at home on the balcony or garden, but they don't treat it as a hobby or cultural activity. It's just another kind of plant.

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Stunning pine Bonsai by Naoki Maeoka. #bonsai  
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Our online course for beginners at the living art of Bonsai! With Bjorn Bjorholm teaching about watering, pruning and wiring. http://www.bonsaiempire.com/courses/beginners-course #bonsai  
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Juniperus Sabina Bonsai by Carlos Van der Vaart, in a pot by John Pitt. Height: 150 cm. #bonsai #盆景 #盆栽 #분재
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http://www.bonsaiempire.com/courses/intermediate-course The online Bonsai course at intermediate level #bonsai  
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Momiji Bonsai (Germany) created this display of a #bonsai with her favorite #oreo #cookies. Cool?
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Beautiful maple Bonsai growing on a rock, by Wolfgang Putz. Photo by Heike van Gunst. #bonsai #盆景 #盆栽 #분재 #tree #nature
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Cool shot of Bonsai artist Michael Hagedorn's garden in Portland, Oregon. #bonsai  
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A rare view on (what most likely is) Omiya Bonsai village. How things have changed!
Peter Chan received this photo from a lady who was in Tokyo in 1947 after the Second World War. When this picture was taken, she would have been in her mid thirties. She may have worked with the US or Allied Forces as a nurse. #bonsai  
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Learn to grow and care for Bonsai trees and get inspired by stunning images!
Introduction
The word ‘Bon-sai’ is Japanese and it means ‘planted in a container’. As a Japanese art form it is deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism and exists for well over a thousand years. The ultimate goal of growing a bonsai tree is to create a miniaturized but realistic depiction of nature, using techniques such as pruning and wiring.

Although the word ‘Bon-sai’ is Japanese, the art it describes originated in the Chinese empire.  By the year 700 AD the Chinese had started the art of ‘pun-sai’ using special techniques to grow dwarf trees in containers.  Originally only the elite of the society practiced pun-tsai with native-collected specimens and the trees where spread throughout China as luxurious gifts. During the Kamakura period, the period in which Japan adopted most of China’s cultural trademarks, the art of growing trees in containers was introduced into Japan.


On this page we will regularly post new galleries, news and more. We also keep a top 10 of the greatest bonsai trees that we know of; check it out! :)
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