Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


Fine Japanese Calligraphy
The Art of Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


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Tokonoma Design by Larry and Jan AdamsBonsai is the art of growing miniature (dwarf) trees in shallow trays or pots. The word "Bonsai" consists of two Chinese characters: "Bon" (pronounced Bone") meaning tray or pot and "sai" (pronounced "sigh") meaning planting.

While growing trees in pots goes back to ancient Egypt, it was the Chinese in 200 AD who first did this for the aesthetics. The art of Bonsai was taken to Japan in the 6th century. At this time China was well in advance of the Japanese and the Japanese went to great effort to learn and adopt Chinese science and art.

Custom Artwork may be ordered from our on-line store at Custom Artwork. Each design is personally hand-lettered by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase.

Each work is an original signed artwork by Master Calligrapher Eri Takase
 

Bonsai
Bonsai


Bunjin
Literati


Chokkan
Upright (formal)


Fukinagashi
Windswept


Goyoumatsu

Five Needle Pine


Hankengai
Semi-cascade


Hokidachi
Broom


Kengai
Cascade


Kuromatsu
Black pine


Moyougi
Upright (informal)


Sekijouju
Root over rock


Shakan
Slanted


Shidare
Weeping


Shinpaku
Shinpaku


Forever Green
toki wa naru
matsu no midori

Reference Books:

The following books are available from In Association with Amazon.com

Bonsai: Its Art, Science, History and Philosophy by Deborah R. Koreshoff
The Complete Book of Bonsai by Harry Tomlinson, Elvin McDonald
The Bonsai Workshop by Herb L. Gustafson
Indoor Bonsai for Beginners : Selection, Care, Training by Werner M. Busch, Andrew Wilson (Translator)

Bonsai Magazines:

Bonsai Today - The magazine for Bonsai enthusiasts.

Bonsai Clubs and Web Sites:

Bonsai Web - An excellent Bonsai resource with Forum, Supplies and Bonsai

Michael Persiano Bonsai Studio - Excellent site and resource for working with collected trees and reshaping

Bonsai Clubs International

Bonsai Forum

Cincinnati Bonsai - A new site devoted to Bonsai in the Cincinnati area.

Bonsai Supplies

BonsaiTree.com - An emporium and nursery specializing in all aspects of traditional Japanese and Chinese bonsai.


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