BONSAI WORLD A series of articles by The Shikoku Shimbun focuses on the attractions of bonsai which encapsulate small universes in containers.

The more one knows about bonsai, the deeper the world of bonsai becomes. Stories look at the eternal attraction of bonsai from various angles.

Tree's Shape(4)Yoseue and Ishitsuki: Individuality Come from Harmony

Tree's Shape(4)Yoseue and Ishitsuki: Individuality Come from Harmony

 A tree without character can be better if it is planted as Yoseue (group planti...

October 9, 2012

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Tree's Shape(3)Kengai and Takan: Balance is Key

Tree's Shape(3)Kengai and Takan: Balance is Key

 Kengai and Takan are the bonsai shapes which are more natural than others. Keng...

October 9, 2012

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Tree's Shape (2) Moyogi and Bunjingi: Each Fan Overpower by Each Taste

Tree's Shape (2) Moyogi and Bunjingi: Each Fan Overpower by Each Taste

 In our last article, we wrote about Chokkan and Shakan which had very different...

October 1, 2012

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Tree's Shape (1) Chokkan and Shakan: Pursue Ideal Based on Character

Tree's Shape (1) Chokkan and Shakan: Pursue Ideal Based on Character

 There are various shapes of bonsai. Bonsai artists arrange the tree's shape by ...

October 1, 2012

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Key to caring in extremely hot season: Cares for protection from the heat

Key to caring in extremely hot season: Cares for protection from the heat

 Extremely hot season has an influence on human beings and bonsai. We interviewe...

September 12, 2012

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Japanese red pine (3) Yamadori: Get unique atmosphere in wind and snow

Japanese red pine (3) Yamadori: Get unique atmosphere in wind and snow

 The natural Akamatsu trees (Japanese red pine) seemed to be picked out from mou...

August 4, 2012

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Japanese red pine (2) Sign to regain popularity; develop attraction with techniques

Japanese red pine (2) Sign to regain popularity; develop attraction with techniques

 In Meji and Taisho Period, Akamatsu (Japanese red pine) was popular. Over the y...

July 18, 2012

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Japanese red pine (1) Attraction and character; special air by reddish bark and thin needles

Japanese red pine (1) Attraction and character; special air by reddish bark and thin needles

 While Japanese black pine is called "Omatsu" from its blown-black bark and stro...

June 6, 2012

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