From the Cliff Face to the Living Room: Discovering the Hidden Depths of Bonsai

Odigo Travel Blog

By ODIGO Contributor Emma Parker

My latest voyage of discovery with Odigo led me into the fascinating and complex Japanese art of creating ancient forests less than a metre high, known to the world as “bonsai.” Before setting out on this journey, all I knew about bonsai was that they were trees grown in pots, beautiful but slightly surreal. After visiting several bonsai nurseries, an exhibition, and a couple of museums, it was clear that bonsai have about as much in common with everyday potted plants as an antique kimono does with the polyester items on sale in souvenir emporia. Even so, I have only just begun to scratch the surface of bonsai culture…

Garden of Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

View original post 1,664 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.