1000 Year Old Japanese Bonsai Tree Adventure

Japanese Bonsai Trees have been a part of Japanese culture for over 1000 years going back to the Heian Era. Today, we’ll visit the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum 大宮盆栽美術館 in Saitama to see some amazing tree! One in particular is a 1000 year old Ezo Spruce that has a lot of personality.

What does BONSAI mean?
The word literally means TRAY PLANTING.
A tree in a tray.

But the beauty of it transcends its size. It outlives its owner. A way Japanese connect with nature.

★ About #teamtrees :

Let’s plant 20 Million Trees!
(1) Just plant some trees to support or
(2) Donate to have some trees planted through the Abor Day Foundation. Info is available at http://teamtrees.org
This campaign has been headed by Mr Beast, a YouTube creator who has an ambitious plan to plant more trees! I’m hoping for a lot of success.

More explanation here from YouTube Creator with 20 million subscribers Mr Beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPJKxAhLw5I

Where is the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum 大宮盆栽美術館 ?
▶︎ https://goo.gl/maps/f8YTpEsy1GCzrA1H9
Special thank you to the wonderful staff at the museum for their help to make this episode. Yes, they speak English and the museum has English info and articles to read 🙂

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ONLY in JAPAN is a registered trademark. All rights are reserved. This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He’s been living and working in Japan for over 21 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan’s International Channel.