Friday, 14 October 2016

Bonsai - Narita, Japan

Some trees that just wowed me as I was waiting for that plane to take me home.
Mountain Maple ... 80+ years old.

 Chinese Juniper ... Over 100 years old.

The literal meaning of Bonsai is "potted plant".
But these are more than just potted plants.  It's an art form that is alive and constantly
changing..... an attempt to represent nature in miniature.

Bonsai, their growth, flowers, fruits and leaves are so beautiful.

Paintings of bonsai can be found in picture scrolls of the Kamakura period (1192-1333).

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