Bonsai inspiration #1 盆栽インスピレーション、その一

Really, I am really lost when it comes to shaping my bonsais. Where should I cut, what should I wire and how will they look in 5 years? Very confusing. At those times, it’s very good to have some inspiration. As we all know, making a bonsai the purpose is to make it look like an old real big tree. But actually, it should not be just any tree, but one that is outstanding amongst the surrounding ones. One that looks extra old, damaged or peculiar. During the geology trip I found some good inspiration trees that if they were 20 times smaller, would be awesome bonsais.

本当に、盆栽の形を整えるについて全然何もわかんない。どこ切ればいいか、五年間後、どういう格好があってほしいのとか。そういう風に考える時、インスピレーションがあれば助かれる。ご覧の通り、盆栽を作る時目標は本物の木の小さいコピーを作ることだ。だけど、普の木だけじゃなくて、目立つ木じゃないとあまり意味ない。超古そうな木や怪我ある木、変な木にするべきだ。地質学現地調査旅行でいいインスピレーションの木を見つけた。実際のサイズより20倍小さかったらすっごいいい盆栽になるだろう。

A damaged scots pine that has fallen over probably due to the wind. But it’s still growing, like an old bent man.
これは怪我がある風で倒れた松だ。でもまだいけている、背中が曲がってるおじいさんみたいに。

A juniper that is determined to live, no matter how peculiar it might look…
変な格好をしてるのにどうしても生き続きたい杜松。


This is actually a picture I took in 2006. It’s a scots pine in the northern part of Sweden and it looks so old and wise. I was interested in trees even back then…
これ2006年にとった写真だ。北スウェーデンにある松だ。本当に古くて賢そうな木だね。その時もう、木に興味があったなあ。。

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