If it weren’t for the three fingers at the bottom, there’d be no way to tell just how massive this Pomegranate trunk is. It’s from Fuji Bonsai (Roy Nagatoshi’s nursery) via Capital Bonsai, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum‘s excellent blog. You can see the whole tree below.
Looks like World Bonsai Day almost got away from me. It’s tomorrow and the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is hosting an open house in its honor. My apologies to you and the good people at the National Arboretum for not putting this up sooner.
The good news is that the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is hosting other exciting events coming up, including ‘Putting on the Glitz,’ an Azalea Bonsai Exhibit, May 26 – June 3.
Putting on the Glitz. “In Japan, it is said that the beauty of an azalea bonsai in bloom is like the beauty of a courtesan dressed in her finest brocade kimono. Breathtaking blossoms cover these late-blooming Satsuki azaleas, miniature in form, but covered with full-sized flowers. This annual spring exhibit showcases the most spectacular examples.” Azalea Bonsai Exhibit: May 26 – June 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum Special Exhibits Wing. Free.
It’s been close to twenty years since I’ve visit Roy Nagatoshi’s Fuji Bonsai. Thinking back, the images that come to mind are Roy’s delightful old father and the numerous extraordinarily powerful, massive trunked bonsai. Judging by this photo, it looks like that hasn’t changed. Photo from Capital Bonsai.
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