The Emperor’s Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.

At least two things set this Root-over-rock  Trident maple (Kaede Ishitsuki – maple planted on a rock) apart from thousands of other root-over Trident maples on this planet. First there it’s exceptional quality, and second, it’s part of Japan’s Imperial Bonsai Collection. The tree’s age is about 90 years. Its height is 57 cm (22.5″). Here’s a quote from the Imperial website… “Among ‘zoki’ deciduous trees, ‘momiji’ (Japanese maple) and “kaede” (maple) (I’m not sure why this isn’t translated as Trident maple) are particular favorites of bonsai lovers because of the way they show off the four seasons. Aficionados appreciate the young buds in early spring, the fresh green leaves in May, the red foliage in autumn, and the bare trunk and branches in winter. Kaede does not turn as red in fall as momiji does, but its autumn leaves — a mixture of yellow and red hues — are equally prized. “At the Imperial Palace, this kaede tree has been transplanted almost every year according to the condition of its roots. Due to its beautiful appearance, it is used for ornamental purposes throughout the year.” Yesterday we featured a tree that was donated to the U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum by The Imperial Household of Japan. Going to the source today, here’s are some more from the Imperial Collection. Only this time, they’re ones that are still there NEW INCREASED SITE WIDE SALE 20% off Everything Includes Items That Are Already Discounted SEE BELOW – “Bright reddish leaves cover a ‘De-Shojo momiji…

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