Bonsai trees are small, potted trees that are well-known parts of the Japanese culture. The living art of Bonsai represents peace and tranquility, as well as long-lasting determination and patience. A "bon" is a flat tray or shallow pot, and "sai" means plant or planting. In this part of the website we share inspirational photos and videos of the living art of Bonsai.
We have movies on Bonsai progressions (with before and after shots of Bonsai being styled), exhibitions and videos explaining techniques. Enjoy watching!
Most of our Top 10 articles have been voted for by our fans on social media. We have top 10's on the most beautiful Bonsai trees, but also about crazy miniature landscapes, etc.
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The Kanto area (greater Tokyo region) is home to the most famous Japanese Bonsai nurseries, while Kyoto houses the most impressive Japanese gardens and other cultural sites. Personal highlights included visits to Suzuki, Kimura, Omiya, the top-three Japanese gardens and...
The Bonsai progressions all show before and after shots of Bonsai trees being styled by experts. A great way to learn the basics of styling trees.