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The word ‘Bon-sai’ is Japanese and literally translated it means ‘planted in a container’. As a Japanese art form it is deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism and exists for well over a thousand years. The ultimate goal of growing a bonsai tree is to create a miniaturized but realistic depiction of nature, using techniques such as pruning and wiring.

The word ‘Bon-sai’ is Japanese and literally translated it means ‘planted in a container’. As a Japanese art form it is deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism and exists for well over a thousand years. The ultimate goal of growing a bonsai tree is to create a miniaturized but realistic depiction of nature, using techniques such as pruning and wiring.
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United States

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The word ‘Bon-sai’ is Japanese and literally translated it means ‘planted in a container’. As a Japanese art form it is deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism and exists for well over a thousand years. The ultimate goal of growing a bonsai tree is to create a miniaturized but realistic depiction of nature, using techniques such as pruning and wiring.

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English


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The living art of Bonsai

4/1/2019
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In this podcast we talk about the living art of Bonsai with famous Bonsai master Bjorn Bjorholm. He explains how you can get started with growing a Bonsai tree relatively easy, but we also discuss the rich history of this beautiful art-form, the techniques involved in creating a Bonsai (like pruning, wiring and Bonsai care) and we look at the various Bonsai styles and shapes. Did you know there is a Bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima bombing at the end of the second world war? It is...

Duration:00:30:38