Mar 12, 2016

Kyuka-en x Riso kiln(Arita ware) "allusion of Sho-chiku-bai"

Sho-chiku-bai(pine, bamboo and apricot) is
a Japanese symbol of auspiciousness and
I adopted variegated bamboo grass last year.

But I think it dull to swich bamboo to bamboo grass and
I try implying bamboo by dwarf rough horsetail
with bamboo-node-like sections,
in seeking for Japanese sophistication to avoid direct expression.

By the way, looking at the last year's photo,
I wonder why I put them like that.
The pine and the apricot face the opposite direction...

Mar 6, 2016

MASAKUNI on the web

MASAKUNI is a bonsai tool originator
and is the only one full-scale maker in Japan.

MASAKUNI 1st and MURATA Kyuzo,
the 1st generation of Kyuka-en
developed a number of epoch-making bonsai tools
in the co-operative research.

An international program, "great gear" of NHK World
featuring MASAKUNI tools is now available from the link below.

This program is available until March 10, 2016.

Closed days of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in March 2016

March 2016, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is closed on:


From March - October,
the museum is open until 16:30 (entrance before 16:00).

On Thursdays, gardens in the Omiya Bonsai Village are closed, too.