The word ‘Bon-sai’ is Japanese and literally translated it means ‘planted in a container’. As a Japanese art form it is deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism and exists for well over a thousand years. The ultimate goal of growing a bonsai tree is to create a miniaturized but realistic depiction of nature, using techniques such as pruning and wiring.
The living art of Bonsai
In this podcast we talk about the living art of Bonsai with famous Bonsai master Bjorn Bjorholm. He explains how you can get started with growing a Bonsai tree relatively easy, but we also discuss the rich history of this beautiful art-form, the techniques involved in creating a Bonsai (like pruning, wiring and Bonsai care) and we look at the various Bonsai styles and shapes.
Did you know there is a Bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima bombing at the end of the second world war? It is nearly 400 years old and was donated to the US by the Japanese government. And did you know some Bonsai trees were sold for over 1 million USD? Listen to our podcast now and learn more about the fascinating art of Bonsai trees!