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The Art of Japanese Bonsai

By Edited Aug 31, 2015 0 0

The Japanese enhanced and formulated Bonsai methods to advance bonsai into the art form that it is today. To the Japanese, bonsai represents a fusion of powerful age-old beliefs with all the Eastern philosophies of the harmony between man, the soul and nature.

The key elements of Japanese bonsai haven't changed significantly with time.

Bonsai at first originated in Egypt 1000's of years ago and moved to China. From China bonsai moved to Japan. Where the Japanese mastered the art of bonsai.

Japanese make use of azaleas to form magnificent bonsai following years of trimming, wiring and careful attention. The Japanese technique of bonsai, and its precursor, the Chinese style of penjing, are rooted in the customs of Asian tradition.


The craft of raising bonsai potted trees has enabled the Japanese to admire Mother Nature in an indoor setting. The craft of bonsai, as produced in America, is much freer in concept and style compared with Japanese bonsai.

The quality of a bonsai tree is assessed on how effectively it shows nature in miniature form. A bonsai should have a nicely tapered trunk and also have branches around the tree to provide the bonsai visual detail. The art of bonsai requires the bringing together of tree and pot in visual equilibrium. "Bonsai" simply means "potted tree." Quite a few of the extremely fine examples have already been crafted in excess of a century.

Requiring years of devoted attention and care to create, the bonsai stretches elegance and expresses the significance of existence. The care required in creating and shaping a bonsai is regarded as a kind of meditation by itself.

With time, bonsai started to adopt variations, every one that diversified greatly from one another. Today, sturdy and tropical indoor bonsai are trained in vintage types, like windswept, slanted trunk, rock clinging, and forest.

Bonsai are highly regarded as a symbol of Japanese culture and values.
Surprisingly, bonsai aren't tortured trees. A bonsai may have sections of dead wood to provide an impression of age. There are numerous methods available to the bonsai grower to increase the visible age.

No more specifically an oriental art form, nowadays bonsai is utilized by lots of people all over the world, in every nation. Though, a bonsai industry of considerable volume exists in some parts of Japan.

The skill of bonsai is the art of imitating the character of nature.



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