To Bonsai Village 盆栽村へ

Close to Omiya, in a normal residential are, there’s a little area called “Bonsai village”. Basically, there are around 5 very impressive bonsai gardens in this area, which you could all visit by walking less than 1 kilometer. Today however, it was about 36 degrees hot and very humid, so it felt like we walked much longer than that.

大宮の近く、普通の住宅街に、盆栽村というのはある。基本的に1キロで回れるエリアに五つぐらい目立つな盆栽庭がある。ただし、今日36度で湿度がメッチャ高くてもっと歩いた気がする。

Unfortunately it was forbidden to take pictures inside all of the gardens, and these ones taken from the outside can’t really describe how beautiful and impressive all the trees were but might give a hint. There were so many many big and old ones, in the garden on the picture under there were more than 100, and while feeling a bit jealous and depressed about my own ugly trees at home, I feel the urge to do my best to grow my own ones.

残念ながら、庭の中写真禁止だった。この下の奴は良く盆栽の美しさを説明できないが、ヒントになるかも。大きくて古い木がいっぱい、下の写真で見れる庭に百個以上あった。ちょっと羨ましくて自分の木が悪いことについて落ち込んだが、もっときれいな木を成長して頑張りたくなった。




Cute rhino and maybe the most tasty soft drink ever – Fanta grape. And also very refreshing in this frigging heat…

可愛い犀ともしかして世界中の一番うまいソフトドリンクファンタグレープ。この暑さでさっぱりするし。

In one of the gardens there was a little chicken couple walking around. Natural Fertilizer?

庭の中に鶏のカップルがあった。自然からの肥料?


The bonsai town is just a couple of hundred meters away from Omiya koen station. Easy to find! The two following pictures are from outside Tomo’s family’s house. His dad is doing bonsais since many years and I think they are really impressive too. As the pro he is, he has a big old-looking leather bag with all his bonsai tools. Different scissors, knifes etc. I realised that to get anywhere in the world of bonsais, I need to start getting my own equipment. So in one of the bonsai gardens I purchased my very first scissors today. According to Tomo’s dad these are the most useful ones. It was expensive though, very expensive. I mean, I could have gotten 2 sailor t-shirts (I bought one today) for that money. But oh well, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

盆栽村は大宮公園の駅の超近くにある。簡単に見つけられる!下記に写真は彼氏の実家からです。お父さんは数年前から盆栽をやっている。玄人だから、古くて素敵な皮のバッグが持って、そのなかにいっぱい盆栽ツールが入ってある。色々なはさみやナイフとか。それを見ると、盆栽の世界で進めため、自分の道具が必要だ。だから、今日初めての盆栽はさみを買った。彼氏のお父さんにてこっちの種類が一番使えるらしい。高かったけどね、すごく。そのお金で二つのセーラーTシャツを買えた。今日1つを買ったけどね。まあ、しようがないなあ。



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