Tokonoma garden display

 

DSC07732A wonderful day before winds will be ripping off some leaves the next days. The Tokonoma was used to do some recordings for next years new videos. I will later this year announce some news about these videos, so stay tuned. Cliffhanger intended.

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The tree is a Crabapple I have been working on for some years (12 years to be exact). Startet as a garden yamadori tree, I got from a friend. Cut back and regrown. Now it is time to add finer ramification, but it will newer be as dense as a Japanese maple. It has a different nature, and I have to go with this.

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Autumn arrives a little late

It has been an unusual hot start on this years autumn season. Finally the colder weather has found its way and nature do as nature must do. Leaves slowly changes their colours, and begins preparation for winter.

Feel feel the love for bonsai

In Japan is this year a very special bonsai art exhibition and performance taking place. Different artist, photographers, graphic designers i.e. are together with bonsai artist Masashi Hirao displaying bonsai in very refreshing new way during the Feel Feel Bonsai event.

Feel feel the love for bonsai when you watch the pictures very kindly brought here with permission of the Feel Feel Bonsai project.

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Photo by SETOUCHI COGEIZ

All Photos are courtesy of Feel Feel Bonsai,  Setouchi Cogeiz, a group of creators comprised primarily of alumni from Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu-Kougei High School.

There are 13 members who are Graphic designers, photographer, architect, and garden designers to form the team who create this exhibition venue with Bonsai artist, Masashi Hirao.  The exhibition which continues till the end of October will change time to time so visitors can still feel the seasonal changes throughout the year.

Photo by SETOUCHI COGEIZ
Photo by SETOUCHI COGEIZ

Bonsai art may seem very related to the past in the modern world, due to its very long history in the east, clinging to traditions.  But the art of bonsai is not an art form that is not moving just because it have deep roots in the past. Just see what happens when traditional art is modernised without taking its heart out, but done with love and the courage of expanding borders and artistic people translating it.

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Photo by SETOUCHI COGEIZ

I feel personally very inspired by the art created in this venue, which appeals deeply to my senses.

The event takes place in the Kagawa prefecture, in the wonderful surroundings of the Japanese Garden “Ritsurin Kouen”. Next event takes place August 12th, so if you by any chance are nearby, read more about it at the Facebook page. A web site is also set up at Tumblr with great photos and video presentations of the event.

 

A new home for my bonsai

In January we sold our old farmhouse, and we now have residence in a beautiful landscape scenery  at the countryside. This also means a full new start of the garden, after working hard the last six month renovating the house. The house is smaller, but the garden is bigger. There is a small forest on each side of the house as well as a nice view over the fields at the south side.

Everything is overgrown with bushes, grass and weeds, so a larger cleaning of the area is present. But it also makes space for a much nicer bonsai garden among the old trees. It is a gift to be placed among older trees, that takes years to mature. Like bonsai.

I look forward to these spring month cleaning up the garden, and begin a period for my bonsai. I hope they will display better than before in these surroundings. Right now, as the pictures prove, the shohin and bonsai are in transport boxes, waiting for repotting and a new stand. It will be a busy spring.

Udstilling i De Japanske Haver / Exhibition Japanese Gardens

Den årlige udstilling i De Japanske Haver med Fuchi Bonsai (Johnny Eslykke, Torben Pedersen og Morten Albek), har netop fundet sted. Som sædvanligt pænt besøgt, og med mange interesserede. Vi fik også hjulpet nogle videre med deres bonsai. / Another successful exhibition and workshop with Fuchi Bonsai at the Japanese Gardens in Denmark.  Exhibition and workshop with Johnny Eslykke, Torben Pedersen and Morten Albek.