In Saitama City, there is a district called Bonsai Village, which was formed by bonsai growers from the Koishikawa area of Tokyo who moved to the area after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. In this area associated with bonsai, there is an art museum that exhibits bonsai, called the Bonsai Art Museum.
When I heard the word "bonsai," I had an image that it was a hobby for older people. I think that my impression of bonsai as a humble and dull hobby was changed by visiting the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. It all started with a gallery talk that I somehow started listening to. The curator, who seemed to love bonsai with a passion, began to talk about his love of bonsai.
He talked about the basics of how to appreciate bonsai with enthusiasm, which was very good. He also told that there are many things to see in each part of a bonsai, such as roots, trunk, branches, and leaves, in addition to looking at the whole bonsai. It is not surprising that bonsai trees are not dead, but until I heard the gallery talk here, I had no idea that bonsai trees can bloom or bear fruit. The world of bonsai is very deep.
|May 2022 NATURE SAITAMA|
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May 24, 2022
Saitama City, Saitama
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