An evening on Kusamono with Ritta Cooper
Fresh from their success as prize winners for their Best Shohin at the international Bonsai Show the Noelanders Trophy, Ritta Cooper aided and abetted by her husband Mark from time to time, give us a talk and demonstration on the art of Kusamono. Together they were one of only two UK prize winners at this prestigious event, flying the flag for British Bonsai..
Known to most of us as Accent plants – Accents being a display that compliments as a companion to a bonsai tree. An Accent may take the form of a bronze, some small carving, ornament or a plant in which case it’s correct name is a shitakusa meaning: shita =below or under and kusa = grass. From this within the last twenty years of so three art forms have developed
Kusamono – which literally means : kusa = grass and mono =…