Bonsai by Kunio KobayashiBonsai by Kunio Kobayashi


byKunio Kobayashi

Paperback | October 11, 2011

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The art of growing miniature potted trees.  In Japanese culture these graceful creations are often displayed in living rooms as symbols of the beauty of nature. It is a true art form that requires special techniques such as pruning, wiring, fertilizing, and watering. People not only enjoy its visual appearance but also appreciate the effort put into their creation.
In the Edo period, bonsai arose as a popular hobby among the people, and it is still a popular pastime for enthusiasts all over the world. Because people of high birth, such as the imperial family, loved bonsai, it has come to be considered more art than simply a hobby.
This book is a collection of exquisite photographs of bonsai grouped by month--featuring many seasonal examples of these miniature trees from January to December.
Kunio Kobayashi is one of Japan's leading bonsai artists and a director of the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo, Japan. He has been practicing bonsai for more than thirty years, and has held bonsai demonstrations all over the world, including in the US, Europe, and Asia. He is a four-time winner of the Prime Minister's Award given annua...
Title:BonsaiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.88 × 6.58 × 1.19 inPublished:October 11, 2011Publisher:RizzoliLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:4756240941

ISBN - 13:9784756240941

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