Bonsai tree:Japanese Slab Forest & Other Issues

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bonsai tree:Japanese Slab Forest & Other Issues

This illustrious bonsai forest is from Bonsai Today issue 23. Among other things, it shows how one very strong bonsai tree can add drama and power to a bonsai forest planting. Though the original doesn’t say, I’ll guess that it’s by Saburo Kato (Japan’s most revered bonsai artist) and that the trees are Ezo spruce.
Most of the content in Bonsai Today magazine is from the old Japanese masters, and even though there is much to be excited about in contemporary Western bonsai, you would be hard pressed to find a forest with this level of refined precision anywhere outside Japan. Even the ferns and other little plants that make up the forest floor seem to be in scale.

Source: Bonsai Bark


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