From bush to bonsai 低木から盆栽へ

Well, in the last post I mentioned that the bonsai master Francois Jeker transformed a bonsai at the exhibition site this weekend. I forgot to take the  pictures of it before the big cutting, but it was nothing more than a bush. I think this shows quite well how a plain looking plant can turn into a beautiful bonsai if the person forming it has the sense of art and the technique skills. For example, here Jeker is doing a so called Jin, which is a kind of deadwood technique where you remove the bark of one branch to make it appear older. It’s necessary to burn the branch to remove fungus and such. After creating the jin, you also have to wait for several years to let nature make its thing and create the final finish.
さて、さっきのポストで今週末の展示で盆栽玄人Francois Jekerさんだの低木から盆栽を作ったことについて書いた。残念ながら大きな枝を切る前の写真をとるのは忘れたが、本当にたったの低木だった。下記の写真は技術の能力と盆栽のスキルが持っている方が何でもから素敵な盆栽を作れることをよく証明しているだろう。たとえば、この木ではJekerさんが”人”を作っている。枯れ枝の一つ種類で木をもっと古く見えるようになる。真菌などを消すため、樹皮がとられた枝を少し燃やすのは必要。そして、きれいになるように数年間を自然が影響を与えることを待たなくちゃいけないらしい。

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