By orientalove
239 days ago

Bonsai tree

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Bonsai are trees and plants grown in containers in such a way so that they look their most beautiful--even prettier than those growing in the wild. Cultivating bonsai, therefore, is a very artistic hobby. It's also a good illustration of the gentle respect Japanese have for living things and an expression of their sense of what is beautiful. It's much more involved than growing potted flowers, and requires a much bigger commitment--physically and emotionally.

The oldest mention of the word bonsai comes up in a mid-fourteenth century poem, but it wasn't until around three centuries later that people began using it regularly. Early bonsai can be seen in picture scrolls, though, dating as far back as 1309.

In ancient times bonsai were usually enjoyed by aristocrats, priests, and other high-ranking people, but from around the seventeenth century, commoners began delighting in them, too. After Japan ended three centuries of isolation in 1868 and opened itself up to Western countries, bonsai came to be appreciated as objects of art, and people began growing bonsai not just as a hobby but also as an artistic pursuit. Large-scale bonsai exhibitions were staged, and scholarly books on growing techniques were published.
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soncee Obožavam bonsai
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iiiPhotography I love these trees alot! Very unique!
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fortune I love bonsai, they are so beautiful plants
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Deliana Very interesting article! I love the Bonsai trees! 💚💚💚
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maca1 Beautiful artikle
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Frenki Divno je ^^
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svetle76 Divno je
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orientalove @soncee da, bas su slatki ☺️
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orientalove @maca1 thanks
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