At this time we’ve obtained some extra nice photographs from the Omiya Bonsai Artwork Museum. They’re taken from a characteristic Omiya lately put up on a Particular Exhibition in honor of the upcoming one centesimal anniversary of the Omiya Bonsai Village.
This Japanese maple with its really astounding nebari, is known as ‘Koga’ which implies ‘little one’ in Japanese.
“Japanese Maple. This work, the mild sloping trunk spreading skinny branches in all instructions, gives the look of a considerable growth of house. On this season, the leaves will start to paint day-to-day and present a good looking gradation.
Hanging scroll: Hazy Moon (painted by Keinen Imao) (E-033)
Writing Alcove: Itosusuki, Japanese Silver Gras” Quoted from Omiya Bonsai Artwork Museum’s caption.
“Japanese Juniper. This bonsai’s trunk brims with shari a part of which bends out forming sharp jin close to the soil’s floor. Contained throughout the tree’s brief 30 centimeters is an expression of a solemn tree fashioned by nature’s palms. Companion piece: Fuiri-Sekisho.” From Omiya’s caption.
Pink chokeberry. There’s a message right here; all of your bonsai don’t need to be highly effective behemoths, and even bushes. Typically an unremarkable shrub can grow to be a factor of magnificence in the proper pot and potted simply so. After all flowers and berries by no means harm. On this case, our little planting may very well be a companion or stand by itself. Your alternative.
“Bonsai Pot with Pegasus Design. The winged horse made its manner from Sassanian Empire (224-651 B.C.) to Tang Dynasty in China earlier than reaching Japan within the seventh century throughout the Hakuho interval. The pegasus on this image, with all of its fore legs raised, was copied from an icon discovered on a embellished pitcher on the well-known Horyuji Temple.” From Omiya’s caption.
Right here’s one other one which may very well be a companion or stand by itself.
Burning Bush. A plant widespread right here in Vermont and far of the Japanese U.S. that’s recognized for its sensible pink fall foliage. Right here’s Omiya’s caption: “This bonsai, fashioned in han kengai, or semi cascade model, is of a small variation of the spindle tree known as komayumi. After blooming with pale inexperienced blossoms in early summer season, the plant bears small fruits right here and there. In fall, they grow to be vivid pink colour.”
“Historical past and Tradition of Bonsai: Bonsai Chronicle. Time Interval: Saturday, September 18 to Wednesday, November 17. Venue: Exhibition Room.
The “Bonsai Chronicle” panel—which explains the historical past and tradition of bonsai in a visible chronological desk—shall be on show together with bonsai pots stuffed with seasonal vegetation, ukiyo-e woodblock prints and different bonsai-related historic supplies.” From Omiya’s caption.
“Japanese Cedar. The attractive form of this Japanese cedar exhibiting the dignity of an enormous tree condensed to a smaller type represents a typical form of bonsai. And with the branches shaping left and proper alternately, a symmetric and breezy determine is expressed.
Hanging scroll: Banri Ichijo Tetsu (calligraphy by Sokushu Akiyoshi) (E-076)
Aspect Alcove: Fuchiso, Japanese forest grass.” From Omiya’s caption.
“Gyo Room Japanese Maple (Deshojo). With 5 trunks standing upright this bonsai expresses a refreshing impression. The identify of this breed of Japanese maple, Deshojo, means deep pink and was given to the breed as a result of it bears such deep pink leaves within the early spring.
Hanging scroll: Moon and Silver Grass (painted by Shoe Watanabe)” From Omiya’s caption.
“Virginia Creeper. This plant is a creeper native to the southeastern a part of America and Mexico, and appears as if it grew wild on a excessive cliff. It was launched to Japan throughout the Taisho interval (1912-1926). The dainty berries are the spotlight of this season. As autumn deepens, the inexperienced leaves flip a vivid pink.” From Omiya’s caption.
Hinoki Cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa. Omiya’s caption says 5 trunks, however I solely depend 4. Are my eyes enjoying tips, or is the fifth trunk utterly hidden? Or…..? By the way in which, I like the way in which the lighting highlights the intense inexperienced foliage that’s usually attribute of Hinoki cypress.