Azuma Goyomatsu Bonsai – Part 3

Azuma Goyomatsu Bonsai – Part 3


Today we are at Kyu Sakuma-tei
here in Fukushima City. It’s a tradiational house
and there is a bonsai exhibition And this exhibition shows
in the home interior how you can see the natural flow of bonsai. Today we are going to explain
some different types of bonsai. This type is called ‘neagari’
and it means ‘exposed roots’. Areas on Mt. Azuma
where the rains and winds are very strong, washes away the soil
to expose the roots. This type is called ‘fukinagashi’
which means ‘wind swept’. There are some areas on Mt. Azuma
with really strong winds, and trunks of the pines
can’t stand up straight, and they just get blown sideways
by the wind. OK, these are ‘kokedama’
which translates to ‘moss ball’. And it uses grasses, and plants,
and flowers, from the mountainous areas and is a small bonsai that
you can enjoy in your home.

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