1:What is Bonsai ? 盆栽 ぼんさい

Bonsai is the meditation enable us to remember the past and imagine the future of the tree and nature. We should follow the rule of the plant and nature. Eventually we realize that we are the part of ecosystem.

Buddha and pod
Bonsai is the meditation

2:Bonsai art

Bonsai  is a Japanese art form which utilizes cultivation techniques to produce small trees in the pod that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees.

Bonsai pods
A small world in the pod


The Japanese Bonsai tradition dates back more than thousand years. It’s said it’s originated in China 6th century , introduced Japan 8th century .

In medieval age close relationship between Japan’s Zen Buddhism and the potted trees began to shape bonsai reputation and aesthetics. Japanese artists eventually adopted a simpler style for bonsai, increasing focus on the tree by removing miniatures and other decorations, and using smaller, plainer pots.

Zen monk and Japanese garden
Zen and Bonsai

3: What can we get from Bonsai?

We have to follow the rule to raise Bonsai up to their each character and nature. There is no exception and don’t need ego of yourself. If we want to raise beautiful Bonsai we should convert from desire ( to rise good Bonsai) to senselessness ( follow the nature of Bonsai) . This convert purifies our state of mind.

Zen monk and us
How we live our life ?
bonsai universe
purify our mind

I’m Nobu , one heart enjoy together!!!


I’m Nobu,one heart enjoy together!!!

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