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TOPIC: Dead trees and fake kimonos

Dead trees and fake kimonos 7 months 3 weeks ago #53240

Auk wrote:

Ivan Mann wrote: Putting on a kimono might make you put on a frame of mind

No, not really. You need to do a tea ceremony first, to get in the right state of mind, before doing bonsai work.
Best to do that right after watching a Sumo wrestling contest. I personally like to recite a few poems and contemplate some fine art before starting.

(before people think i've now really gone bonkers: nah... I wear jeans, preferably old ones, especially when repotting. I do wear that kimono, in the morning, when it's cold, in winter, as a dressing gown. Occasionally).\

Do I have to convert myself to Japanese culture to do bonsai correctly

I think it helps to know a bit about the culture. I think Europe already has its own masters - and bonsai styles.

Ok, tea as well as coffee, etc. Also, after playing go.
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