盆栽 BONSAI: Creation of a little cosmos

匠 TAKUMIST

Goyoumatsu

Bonsai is often called a green little cosmos.

Bonsai is trees or plants grown in a container in such a way that they look their most beautiful. One admires the beauty of living things and energy of nature over the reproduced esthetics of wild nature in a small container. Captivating bonsai is an artistic hobby.

Bonsai is truly a living art. In this small world, there are the changes of seasons and the simple perception of nature forms alongside seasons.

The roots of bonsai is said to be far back in Heian era, running from 794 to 1185, and early bonsai can be seen in picture scrolls in the early 14th century.

In ancient times, bonsai was only for high-ranking people such as aristocrats and priests, but it became typical for commoners in the 17th century. Bonsai in the life of commoners in Edo era was often chosen as a theme of…

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