Monday, November 19, 2012

Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is the world’s first public art museum promoting bonsai culture. It opened in 2010. It presents even the bonsai pots, paintings, suiseki stones, some historical and folklore materials. There is a precious collection of bonsai, and a bonsai garden. Omiya Bonsai Village is famous, and there are about ten bonsai nurseries in the vicinity, too. It is forbidden to take photos inside the museum, as well as in the garden. So here are some photos taken in the garden area with a temporary exhibition.


Aka-matsu, red pine:

Kanzakura, cherry:

Yamamomiji, the Japanese maple:

Shinpaku, Japanese juniper:

Kuro-matsu, black pine:


A very old cherry tree in the garden:

Bonsai terminology: nebari = visible roots; jin = deadwood branch; shari = trunk deadwood; tachiagari = base of the trunk at the ground line.

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