Sep 4, 2016

rough horsetail at the Omiya Bonsa Art Museum





I repotted it this spring.

Though I was not asked, I did it on my own judgement
because the stems stood up everywhere in the pot
and looked too dense.

The center part had grown up like a mountain
and if I had followed an ordinary procedure of replanting
by cutting the roots from side,
the cut would have been revealed like a cliff in brown color.



My fingers are not only green but ingenious
and I cut the whole part into three then removed the center one.

Next I put together the rest two to make use of
the natural slope covered with moss
while reducing the volume.



My artistry lies in making perfection
where nobody pays either attention or money.

I am destined to live a different life from
that of a so-called bonsai master.

Sep 2, 2016

Closed days of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in September 2016

September 2016, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is closed on:

1(Thu),
8(Thu),
15(Thu),
29(Thu).

This year Autumnal Equinox Day falls on September 22(Thu),
so it will be open on that day.

From March - October,
the museum is open until 16:30 (entrance before 16:00).

On Thursdays, gardens in the Omiya Bonsai Village are closed, too.

Aug 1, 2016

Closed days of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in August 2016

August 2016, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is closed on:

4(Thu),
18(Thu),
25(Thu).

From March - October,
the museum is open until 16:30 (entrance before 16:00).

On Thursdays, nurseries in the Omiya Bonsai Village are closed, too.

Jul 3, 2016

Closed days of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in July 2016

July 2016, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is closed on:

7(Thu),
14(Thu),
21(Thu),
28(Thu).

From March - October,
the museum is open until 16:30 (entrance before 16:00).

On Thursdays, nurseries in the Omiya Bonsai Village are closed, too.

Jun 6, 2016

Closed days of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in June 2016


June 2016, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is closed on:

2(Thu),
9(Thu),
13(Mon),
14(Tue),
15(Wed),
16(Thu),
23(Thu),
30(Thu).

From March - October,
the museum is open until 16:30 (entrance before 16:00).

On Thursdays, nurseries in the Omiya Bonsai Village are closed, too.

May 23, 2016

Kyuka-en x Riso kiln(Arita ware) "Ohako(specialty Kabuki repertoire)"


Niwa-fuji(庭藤, literally garden wisteria, Indigofera decora) x Koraiya-gōshi(高麗屋格子, Kōraiya-check pattern) design round pot.

Kōshirō(幸四郎) vs Tōjūrō(藤十郎).


Both Kōshirō and Tōjūrō are stage names of Kabuki actors.

Kōraiya is a name of a guild which the family of Kōshirō belongs to.
This check pattern was named Koraiya-gōshi because Kōshirō IV
played Banzuiin Chōbei(幡随院長兵衛) wearing a cape with this design
to receive a favorable reputation.
Thus this check patter was named Koraiya-gōshi and became very popular.

A wisteria patter is a part of family emblem of Tōjūrō.

Fuji(藤, wisteria) is too large for this pot and I adopted
Niwa-fuji(庭藤, literally garden wisteria).

Everything happens in my palm.