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Miniature Japanese Gardens

Beautiful Bonsai Landscape Gardens for Your Home

Kenji Kobayashi



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01 November 2018
Japanese gardens don't have to be large or elaborate to be beautiful.

Bring the tranquility of a classic Japanese garden into any space in your home or office. Miniature Japanese Gardens shows you how to create simple Japanese-style container gardens using inexpensive plants and materials that are available everywhere!

A detailed plan of each garden provides a basic template along with information about plant types and containers. The container itself can be an old pot, ceramic bowl, or just about anything you might have lying around. Such found objects lend themselves to the Japanese art of wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection. Add rocks and other elements to produce Zen-like gardens that enhance any interior.

Step-by-step photos of over 40 different container gardening projects-ranging from a kokedama (moss ball) to a miniature bamboo grove-and the amazing landscapes in Japan that inspired them will appeal to gardeners, Zen students, and small space enthusiasts alike!

'If you love the Zen-like quality of bonsai, this book is sure to inspire you to enhance your home, office or outdoor areas with the serenity of Japanese miniature garden design. It's packed with beautiful illustrations, step-by-step instructions and practical tips on how to design, plant and maintain miniature gardens, using inexpensive plants and materials. Many of the designs pictured throughout the book are accompanied by photographs of the beautiful natural landscapes that inspired their creation.' - Gardening Australia
By:   Kenji Kobayashi
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm, 
Weight:   652g
ISBN:   9784805314821
ISBN 10:   4805314826
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kenji Kobayashi studied engineering and landscape gardening and design in his native Japan, but it was in Portland, Oregon that he discovered a love for Bonsai and the art of creating miniature landscapes. When he returned to Japan, he became absorbed in the study of Bonsai and created a new style called Keshiki Bonsai (landscape Bonsai). He has exhibited his landscapes widely throughout Japan. He is a teacher, the author of several books, and the owner of the Tokyo shop Sinajina.

Reviews for Miniature Japanese Gardens: Beautiful Bonsai Landscape Gardens for Your Home

[Miniature Japanese Gardens] shows you how to create simple Japanese-style container gardens using inexpensive plants and materials that are available everywhere. Diagrams demonstrate how to organize the plants, and step-by-step instructions on how to build and care for your mini gardens. -Desire To Inspire blog ...this book is a great resource about bonsai plants for both newcomers and those experienced in this art. -Self Taught Japanese blog

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