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Penzai/Saikei/Bonseki/Bonkei

June 26th, 2014  |  by  |  published in ARTS, FEATURE | Comments Off on Penzai/Saikei/Bonseki/Bonkei

Penzai/Saikei/Bonseki/Bonkei

As I continued to explore Takanori Aiba’s works, I began to wonder about the history of bonsai. Having Aiba in our world is no doubt a gift, but we would not have any of what he has done without the existence of bonsai in the first place. What about the roots of this tradition? After some […]

Takanori Aiba – Bonsai!

June 26th, 2014  |  by  |  published in ARTS, FEATURE | Comments Off on Takanori Aiba – Bonsai!

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A lot of us run random searches on things sometimes just to see what’s out there. Sometimes, I’ll run an identical search months or years later to see what’s changed. In November 2013, I revisited a search on “bonsai trees” and “Zen gardens.” What I unlocked was a door to the fascinating world of Japanese, […]

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