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Kagawa, Japan prefecture smaller, becomes one of the largest producers of bonsai country. Fifty years ago, to hear some of the local nurserymen say, the area was full of bonsai growing in sandy soils of the region. Groups Kinashi and nurseries around Kokubunji, about 15 minutes by car or by train from Takamatsu, together form the Kinashi Bonsai Sato (District). I suspect that local bonsai growers were a driving force behind the selection of Takamatsu nearby as the home for the 2011 Asia Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Convention and Exhibition and. During two days of the convention, buses transported convention attendees to nurseries in the area and agricultural land. Our brochure showed 71 nurseries within walking distance of two major bus stops. Yes, 71 nurseries in the same neighborhood. My first stop was Nakanishi Chinshoen.

Nakanishi Chinshoen

Nakanishi Chinshoen

After walking through the beautiful entrance to kindergarten, I found myself in a forest of black pines with smaller needles I had never seen.

Nakanishi Chinshoen

black pines with barbed needles – What could be

I was completely taken aback. After 15 minutes of wandering in the confusion, I asked the owner smiling on small trees punching. It turns out that the previous generation of Nakanishi introduced the world of bonsai black pine ‘Kotobuki’ in the 1970s The mother tree was discovered in Kokubunji and has been used to stem since (see chapter of history ” Kotobuki “ASPAC). As the variety does not grow from seed, usually grafted in regular black pine bonsai. Some of the oldest grafted trees were amazing.

Kotobuke

Kotobuki black pine

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Kotobuke

Kotobuki

Nakanishi Chinshoen

so many pine trees!

Producers explained that trees grow quite rapidly but remain naturally dense. Because all branches should begin as grafts, however, development is slow, and most have nice trees branches in the relatively thin logs. The tree below is a good example of the trees in the garden.

Kotobuke

young Kotobuki – about $ 1,500

Kotobuke

Kotobuki on a rock

As was Predictably, Nakanishi has had some serious black pines in the garden too.

Nakanishi Chinshoen

pine Black

Kotobuke

pine Black

Nakanishi Chinshoen

Pine black

Nakanishi Chinshoen

pine black

As we looked around in the rain, around a corner at a point of discovering a field of white pines growing in the floor. They were good-sized trees too – how fun projects that would

Nakanishi Chinshoen

white pines that grow on the earth

Nakanishi Chinshoen

Pine white

Yet another corner of the garden corkbark pines and pines not bragged. The Kinashi Bonsai tour Sato had a great start.

Nakanishi Chinshoen

cork bark black pine

Nakanishi Chinshoen

cork bark pine

Nakanishi Chinshoen

Juniper

Nakanishi Chinshoen

Japanese flowering quince ‘chojubai’

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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