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NIKON CORPORATION
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Mel Ikeda Bonsai by AndySerrano Mel Ikeda Bonsai by AndySerrano
Mel Ikeda Bonsai

This bonsai, grown by Mel Ikeda, won a top prize in a Nisei week bonsai competition. Bonsai (盆栽?) (lit. bon-planted) is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees, or of developing woody or semi-woody plants shaped as trees, by growing them in containers. Cultivation includes techniques for shaping, watering, and repotting in various styles of containers.

'Bonsai' is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai (盆栽;). A 'bon' is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture. The word bonsai is used in the West as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots. [link] video on how to care for a bonsai tree.


[link] More Japanese photos

Some of my other bonsai photographs:

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:icondrumgirl:
drumgirl Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot!!!
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AndySerrano Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icondrumgirl:
drumgirl Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure :)
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VampireSamuraiMiki Aug 31, 2009
I've always wanted a bonsai, but they're too expensive here
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AndySerrano Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Even if you bought the bonsai, they require a lot of care. It's almost like having a pet.

:iconthankuplz: on Ben Oki Bonsai; Mel Ikeda Bonsai; Champions; and Timeless Moment.
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VampireSamuraiMiki Sep 16, 2009
Well, I take good care of my pets so I think I can have a bonsai, Can't I?

You're quite welcome Andy!! ^_^
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:iconsooper-deviant:
What a magnificent piece!
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AndySerrano Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What an enthusiastic comment. Thanks for the two faves!
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:iconohjolly:
This is a beautiful bonsai! Good shot and description! ;)
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AndySerrano Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the nice comments and both faves!
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