For a bonsai gardener, it is a topic of interest to know the art and science behind it. And also learn about Japanese traditions, because it has been present in Japan for so long. It was actually originated first in China and then spread to other countries. So basically the Buddhist monks were the people who spread this art. It was because they wanted to bring these outdoor plants inside the temples. This art appeared in Japan for the first time during the 12th century.
Bonsai simply means “tree in-tray”. Ceramics, Chinese art, and their techniques have contributed to its development. Moreover, this art has become a lot modern to date. The Japanese trees are more elegant and well-groomed.
Some of the oldest bonsai trees are present as the National Treasures of Japan. They can be witnessed in the Tokyo Imperial Palace collection. We are really grateful to a lot of Japanese and Chinese artists. They bring this wonderful art and kept it alive till today.
What Makes Bonsai And Japanese Traditions Widely Recognized?
Bonsai is now extending a global audience. Hundreds of books are there on bonsai and its art. The Bonsai-related books are available in at least twenty-six languages. Moreover, they are available in nine countries presently.
Several locations around the world are there, from where the plant material is brought. Bonsai conventions started in the 1980s, the first convention was held in Osaka. These conventions interested a large number of participants from all around the world.
Incredible Benefits Of Bonsai Trees
Bonsai trees help to create a positive and healthy ambiance in a home. However, indoor Bonsai plants need special attention and care. Thus, you can expect them to grow properly in a healthy state. Nonetheless, maintenance of a Bonsai garden needs patience. You must take care of their watering, fertilizing, and so on. All these activities help people to get relief from stress. A healthy Bonsai tree helps to maintain a good mood. Moreover, they also act as the repository of positive energy.
Modern Bonsai (Representing Japanese Traditions)
The number of Bonsai enthusiasts around the globe is increasing. The same applies to the counts of books written on this topic.
People are now showing interest in gardening. Moreover, they are training more trees to create beautiful Bonsai gardens.
Many trees are suitable for being a bonsai due to their cultivation techniques and their growth. Growing bonsai includes the availability of Bonsai stock, soil, tools, pots and so on. They are available around the world.
How about the techniques and design guidelines of Bonsai nowadays? Over centuries, Japanese traditions and esthetics have seen changes in the same. Hence, it is now more easy and convenient for people to plant and maintain bonsai trees.
People are now busier than ever before. Despite there is no point in saying ‘NO’ to gardening. You just need to observe their growth regularly and do the care as needed. It will also bring peace and harmony along with it.
It is also true that plants really make us happy. They reduce stress, boost our mood, increase greenery and fresh air around us.