Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Bonsai Exhibit at the The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens.
Visit The Morikami (the essence of Japan in South Florida)…
Once you get past the purple/pink background you might notice that this wild and sparse Rocky Mountain Juniper is reminiscent of the Ponderosa pines that you (and the Pine beetles) find by the millions in the Rockies (and the Sierras). It’s on display at The Morikami. It was styled by Ben Oki.
Bonsai & Japanese arts & culture
Since its opening in 1977, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (and bonsai exhibit) has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida, with rotating exhibitions in its galleries, tea ceremonies performed monthly in its Seishin-an tea house, an educational outreach program with local schools and organizations, and Japanese traditional festivals celebrated for the public several times a year.
This chaotic looking Ficus wiande presents a container full of aerial roots, trunks, branches and leaves in a fashion that is quite unique.
Bonsai & Japanese gardening books
Source: Bonsai Bark