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Shitakusa, Kusamono, Kokedama, Nearai and Wabikusa

When we display bonsai, we usually include an accent plant, as it has become known over the years. This accent plant is called shitakusa, which is translated from the Japanese shita, below or under...
  • M C

    Neari method of planting: "Nearai is one of the methods to appreciate Bonsai. Remove plants with an earth ball from a container and place on a flat dish or a shallow tray leaving the roots visible. That is Nearai display. The soil will not fall away because the well-grown roots hold the soil firmly. Gradually old roots will go rotten and be mixed with the soil, then moss will grow to cover the roots and soil." | sala-sala: What is Nearai?

  • David Haibara

    Nearai bonsai

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