A truly beautiful literati penjing from Zhao Qingquan's new book, Literati Style Penjing. Multitrunk trees are always inspired by a family relationship - this one immediately makes me think of a child peering shyly around it's mother's skirts.
The ancient Japanese art of Bonsai creates a miniature version of a fully grown tree through careful potting, pruning and training. Even if you're not zen enough to labour over your own Bonsai,. Called Shohin when under tall.
Bonsai… Chinese Cedar years old - Cryptomeria japonica var sinensis - Taxodiaceae - 60 years old- Donated by the Government of China - Collection de/of Jardin Botanique de Montreal Botanical Gardens - Greenhouse
Takanori Aiba is a Japanese artist who specializes in intricate Bonsai Tree-houses. Aiba uses craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials to construct sprawling miniature tree-house communities that wrap around bonsai trees.