June 2022
Tanizaki Junichiro In Praise of Shadows
It is inevitable upon the start of a journey into the art of bonsai that you are immersed deeply in Japanese and Eastern philosophy. As is well written, like many elements of Japanese culture, the art of bonsai originates from China. The Japanese art of bonsai originated from the Chinese practise of penjing. From the 6th...
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Deshōjō maple by Rory Wilmer
I first dabbled with Bonsai in my late teens. I was gifted a bonsai tree, the garden centre mass produced variety. Looking back I realise I was too young and naive to understand what I was doing. The poor tree didn’t survive even a year. I soon gave up on the idea of caring for...
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