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The first time I visited the Kokufu-ten was in 1999. I remember thinking, “wow, that’s a lot of trees.” In the course of a week I saw the show twice and felt like I was starting to get an appreciation for the subtle art that went into the trees. This year I was in and out of the exhibit on several occasions that gave me the opportunity to relax and enjoy the trees that affected my fantasy. On a couple of occasions I have visited the exhibition with friends – sometimes I wondered the halls of lonely trees. Almost every visit resulted in a meeting with at least one of you (thanks for saying hello!) That I really liked.
Here, then, it is a final pass through the 2014-Kokufu ten from some of the deciduous trees on the screen.
Ume – Kokufu Prize
Ume – Kokufu prize
Arce trident – look at the roots
Chinese quince – large branches
flowering Japanese quince ‘Chojubai ‘
And here’s a plant accent.
accent plant in a former tile on a slab handmade
And an evergreen broadleaf.
And finally, some more of conifers on the screen.
black pine Japanese
Japanese black pine
Thanks for joining me on this return to the exhibition – I hope you have enjoyed the tour
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com