bonsai general - 21 views
Many companies in Japan announced the closing time by playing a song called Hotaru no Hikari – The light of the firefly. It is based on a sum of Auld Lang Syne. When the music starts, you know it’s time to save everything that is going on.
is difficult to leave a good show bonsai at the end of the day. What is surprising is how difficult it is to leave the sales area. Partly because there is not much to do, in part because there is hidden the treasures waiting to be discovered, and quite possibly because there is so much that is desirable but unattainable.
As heard Hotaru no Hikari begins on the last day of the exhibition of bonsai Taikan, I made a final pass through the sales area as vendors started to pack so many things that would be fun to take home .
Taikan-ten sales area
Trees are arranged below in order of price, from the smallest to the most expensive. For those curious about the prices, the character “万” or “man” (rhymes with “on”) is ¥ 10,000. “円” is the Japanese character for yen (¥).
Ginkgo – note the low cost alternative for bonsai pots
And do not forget the suiseki or pots available, here are some examples of each.
Tofukuji up, down shudei kowateri
Heian Kouzan – mid 20th century
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com