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Bonsai: Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Kobayashi, Kunio (Author), Tajima, Kazuhiko (Designed by)

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ISBN: 4756248292     ISBN-13: 9784756248299
Publisher: Pie International
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2017

Annotation: Bonsai is the art of growing miniature potted trees. It is a true art form that requires special techniques such as pruning, wiring, fertilizing and watering. In addition to enjoying the visual aesthetic of bonsai trees, people also appreciate the effort put into their creation and cultivation. In Japan, these graceful creations are often displayed in living rooms as symbols of the beauty of nature.During the Edo period, bonsai became a popular hobby enjoyed by nobles and common people alike, and it is still a popular pastime for enthusiasts all over the world. Over the years, bonsai has come to be considered more of an art form than a simple hobby because of the appreciation and patronage of bonsai by people of noble birth, including the Japanese Imperial Family.Bonsai Reprint Edition is a collection of exquisite photographs of bonsai trees. Arranged by month, this reprint edition features many seasonal examples of these exquisite miniature trees throughout the year, now in a more compact and economical format.
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BISAC Categories:
- Art | Reference
- Gardening | Japanese Gardens - General
- Photography | Subjects & Themes - Lifestyles
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.9" W x 8.2" (1.40 lbs) 288 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Tajima, Kazuhiko: - Kazuhiko Tajima: He is an art director. After working as a creative director for Shiseido, one of the most established cosmetic companies in Japan, he began working as an independent art director in 2005.Kobayashi, Kunio: - Kunio Kobayashi: He is a Bonsai master and Director of Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo. He established the Museum in 2002 in order to afford as many people as possible to chance to encounter the wonders of bonsai and the severity of nature that dwells within the beauty they express. He has given more than 70 lectures in the world, and put great effort into teaching students not only in Japan but also in various countries. He is also a three-times winner of the Prime Ministers Award, the most prestigious prize for Bonsai masters to be won in Japan.
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