I lifted this from Bonsai Smiths’ gallery. I like the planting and I especially like the pot. I wonder who made it (I assume one of the Smiths did the planting).
Kusamono or Shitakusa? Willi knows best
In his book Bonsai, Kusamono, Suiseki, Willi Benz says “Kusa = grass and Mono = object.” He goes on to say “If a Kusamono-Bonsai is the main object of a display, we use the term Kusamono. But if a Kusamono-Bonsai is used as an accent or complementary plant, we say it is a Shitakusa.”
This one is from one of our mystery Japanese books that found its way into our library. As you can see from the caption, it’s a…….
What about Willi’s book?
Willi Benz’ book (see above) is the best on the topic (in English, at least), and it’s still in print.