Bonsai cut 盆栽切断


This Saturday my sister and I went to a bonsai workshop in Gothenburg. People had brought their trees for cutting, and so did I. It was a little scary at first to cut the trees, but with some help from the bonsai experts and some encouraging comments from my sister, we started the cutting and shaping.

このあいだの土曜日に私と姉は盆栽ワークショップに行った。参加者は形作るため木を持ってきた。私もそうした。初めに切るのはちょっと怖かったけど、盆栽天才(<–いい言葉だね^_^)から手伝ってもらったし、姉も応援したから平気だった。


Carrying the trees on the tram and through the city caused quite a lot of reaction; staring people and even some weird comments. Apparently, it’s not too common to walk around with trees in a bag in the middle of town. As for the result, well, I suppose I’m satisfied. It is hard to know what’s good and not, since I don’t really have that 5 year experience of bonsai growing that I need to to be able to cut the trees for future times. The oak was cut down quite a bit and the birch looks totally different. I kind of liked the shape that the birch had before, but it would be a good bonsai in the future, unfortunately. Now it looks a bit more crooked and less like a tree, but in a year or two, who knows – it might be awesome!

トラムや町の中で木を運んだ時、人から結構変な反応があった。人々はじろじろ見てて、たまによく分からないことを行った。明らかに、町で木が入っているバッグで歩くって何か普通ではないかなあ。形作りの結果なら、まあ、いいじゃん。成功だったかどうかよく分からない。だって、木の未来を考えられるにて必要な五年間とかの経験がまだないからね。オークを結構切って、ぶなの木はまったく違う木みたいだ。ぶなの木の元の形が本当に好きだったが、未来を考えると良くなかったらしい。現在、もっと湾曲した木がするが、将来にもしかしてすごい素敵な木になるかもね!


When I came home to my parents place I started thinking about what to do with my second oak, the one that was too big to bring to the workshop. I want to make it sort of traditional Disney like tree looking. So, after some cutting and shaping I sort of got the main idea I think. I need to ponder upon the shape more though, and maybe ask for advice from someone in the bonsai club.

実家に帰って二番目のオークをどういうふうに形作るのか、を考え始めた。大きくてワークショップに持って行くことができなかったから自分でやるしかない。伝統的なディズニーっぽい木にしたいと思ったから、適当に切って、主なアイデアを分かったと思う。もう少し悩むしかない。

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