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Yukimono – The Art Of Bonsai Pots


I must say I am inspired by bonsai these days, but there is a part of the bonsai art that is unseen. – The art of Bonsai Pots!

Bonsai pots a truly beautiful pieces of art, the are in harmony with the bonsai tree when used properly. They come is so many different shapes, colours and sizes that really do make the bonsai more beautiful then it already is. They can be made from many different materials, but my favorite are made, and come from Japan! especially from a little store that Miss Yukimono has put up on etsy.

My all time favorite pot (set of pots) that she has drives me crazy! (yes im Fangirling over this!)

Japanese Tokoname oval pink&blue mame pot set:(Click Here To View)

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 I can wait until I have enough money saved to get them. I dream of having a Turquoise or Blue Mame pot so that I can make a wonderful Rosemary Bonsai and place it in one of these amazing High quality pots that are made in the Tokoname district of Japan

Their made by a Japanese potter, Hidemi Kataoka and sold by a wonderful lady called Yukiko Kasai or (Yukimono) 🙂

She has a beautiful blog that you can find by clicking HERE. where she talks about her passions for bonsai and bonsai pots. as well as a cute little instructable on how to make a moss ball bonsai. And her Etsy store is to die for! which you can also find my clicking HERE.

Beautiful Yukimono herself.

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Starting To Bonsai – With a Lilac Seedling


Hey guys, I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I would keep you updated in my latest adventures!

Last year I got my first bonsai ever, it was a ficus ginseng bonsai that I saved from dying at my local WalMart. I don’t have any photos of it since I had to move and leave it behind. but it was a successful purchase and it thrived to become a beautiful bonsai. Since then I’ve had bonsai on the mind and I cant stop but wondering about the art and what I could to with it.

I’m currently studying videos and blogs online to get a handle on what is proper care and what are the perfect trees and shrubs I should use.

Yesterday I was taking a look at my mothers lawn and found a beautiful little lilac seedling growing from the darkest part of the lawn covered in giant conifers. I said to my self “Why not?” so I snatched it up and im going to grow it into a Mame bonsai. ( Mame; meaning Bean in Japanese,) is a miniature bonsai. (Below is a photo of what I picked up) its a common Lilac that flowers in a light purple colour.

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Yes I know this is not a good pot for any plant because I run the risk of drowning it, It is a temporary arrangement until I find a suitable pot for it.

The art of bonsai is not an immediate art like painting or drawing. Its the art of the living, it takes years to create a beautiful peace of art, and even then the art is never finished. This is the art that lasts a life time, continuously growing and changing. While some trees and shrubs can be instantly made into bonsai others that are grown from seedlings can take decades. Back in high school, when I finished a piece of art I would say ” its done” and my Art teacher would always say. “art is never finished, only abandoned by the artist.” I now know what he meant. Bonsai is an ever changing art form. Your working with a living breathing entity that will stay with you for years to come, and even go down a few generations. It will change and give you new opportunities to perfect it and alter it if you must. A bonsai is never truly abandoned, other artists will come along and continue its art, leaving their mark and style as well.

So this is why im currently obsessed with bonsai and I cant wait to start my adventures !

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