Bonsai is Addicting and It’s Good For You

Originally posted on BONSAIKO:
I was going to use this as my cover photo for this post. Not sure how it will show. This is a photo of a drawing on Kodak slide. I did this in 1985 when I was still in high school. I confess, yesterday we went to a 5:30pm Saturday evening mass and while sitting at church relaxed (maybe too relaxed)… Continue reading Bonsai is Addicting and It’s Good For You

The Exposed Root Japanese Five-needle Pine

Originally posted on Valavanis Bonsai Blog:
This Japanese five-needle pine, Pinus parviflora cv., is growing in Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, Japan. It is on the shore of Nako Pond in front of the Kikugetsu-tei tea house complex and has been named “The Exposed Root Japanese Five-needle Pine.” It was originally a small bonsai and the 11thTokugawa Shogun, Ienari (1773-1841), presented the bonsai to the 9thLord… Continue reading The Exposed Root Japanese Five-needle Pine

Visiting Shunka-en Bonsai Museum

Originally posted on Valavanis Bonsai Blog:
? Shunka-en Bonsai Museum in Tokyo is the home, studio, gallery and growing area of Kunio Kobayashi. I’ve visited here many times before, and like in the past there is always something new to see and study, plus Mr. Kobayashi’s personal bonsai collection. The scenic garden views, especially from the top two viewing areas were quite beautiful. I found… Continue reading Visiting Shunka-en Bonsai Museum