Keshiki Bonsai. likes. Kenji Kobayashi’s new book on his revolutionary keshiki bonsai style, the next trend in indoor gardening. Following my first attempt at bonsai (rest in peace little cotoneaster—I was young and eager!) I decided to read some books and educate myself. More senseless. Keshiki bonsai is a new style of bonsai developed by Japanese “green designer” Kenji Kobayashi. It is his belief that bonsai need to be freed.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The projects start simple, with five designs that feature moss combined with unique containers. Remove the pine from its nursery pot and clean away soil from the surface and roots with tweezers.

The next ten projects add perennials to the mix, and the final projects have it all: It’s more an instructional for specific arrangements, and less information about bonsai and horticulture and general, but a nice, and well-designed book. Keshiki bonsai is a revolutionary approach that involves creating living pieces of art using readily available plants and containers.

It’s really accessible and does exactly what he says – the whole bonsai thing is complicated and full of rules. By continuing to use kshiki website, you agree to their use. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When using stones in a small container, the smallest sizes can be used as topdressing that represents water, a river, or even the sea.

Worth a gander, if only to dream Notify me of new comments via bonsal. A real display of artworks. Cut a slot into the moss so you can slip it around the base of the pine. Simply by adding one stone, you can simulate the essence of a garden. Ann rated it liked it May 31, No trivia or quizzes yet.


Really should have been from an art store about beautiful bonsai arrangements of a non traditional nature. Maxime Souillat rated it really liked it Oct 22, He opened his shop, Sinajina, in Tokyo, where he creates and sells modern bonsai as well as other handcrafted home decor items.

Keshiki Bonsai: The Easy, Modern Way to Create Miniature Landscapes

Secure drainage mesh in the bottom of the container and add enough coarse-grain Kesgiki sand to hide the mesh. Book preview Want to see inside the book? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is kind of like a new style of looking at it. Keshiki bonsai is living proof that less really can be more.

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Keshiki bonsai is about taking inspiration from a natural scene and creating a living piece of art using easily available plants and small boneai. Top row, from left: It is easiest to do this while turning the container.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your WordPress. It’s not an easy thing to do well, and getting involved is usually a process of being intimidated.

It is his belief that bonsai need to be freed from the complicated rules and demands traditionally associated with them, so he has developed a simpler more modern approach to designing a miniature landscape. Keshoki gets a nice feel for his enchanting personal landscape, bbonsai sort of bonsai gestalt that may inspire many more trees to be grown in Brooklyn. Sep 01, Curt rated it it was ok. Traditional bonsai can be complicated, time consuming, and expensive.


Decorating the top of a weathered chest, the arrangement transforms the interior of the room with an evocative accent. Now, for the first time, Western readers can join in creating these miniature masterpieces. Aaron Diaz rated it it was amazing May 06, Each project is made with a wide bpnsai of containers, from the most delicate, artisan clay pot to a repurposed ramekin and a simple box.

The next ten projects add perennials to the mix, and the final ten projects have it all: Continue to hold the stone with your fingers so that it does not become dislodged. Laurin rated it really liked it Mar 19, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

bojsai Learn how a garden, a forest, or even a stream can come to life within the bounds of a small container. Short read, repetitive, nice photos. Vero Stewart rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Mel rated it really liked it May 01,