Tuesday, June 13, 2017


(#1) Smallest Bonsai, an Acer Momiji

Smallest Bonsai tree
This is the smallest Bonsai tree that I know of, with a pending Guinness Record listing. The mini-Bonsai is an Acer Momiji. Photo by: Bonsaiguesthouse Osaka.

(#2) A tiny little Bonsai tree, by Eric Sin

Mini Bonsai tree
A tiny little Japanese Bonsai tree, bearing fruits. By: Eric Sin.

(#3) Shohin crabapple by Katsumi Komiya

Crabapple bonsai
Berries on a Crabapple Bonsai tree, very small size (called Shohin). By: Katsumi Komiya

(#4) Shohin by Christian de Ross

Shohin Bonsai tree
Shohin tree, most likely an Ulmus Parviflora. By: Christian de Ross.

(#5) Mini Bonsai tree, by 盆栽鉢 春嘉

Mini Bonsai
Wonderful Firethorn (Pyracantha) Bonsai.

(#6) Shohin, by Morten Albek

Shohin by Morten Albek
Unique composition of pot and tree; a wonderful Maple Bonsai. By: Morten Albek.

(#7) Flowering Mame Bonsai

Mame Bonsai
A mame Bonsai with blossoms. By: 盆栽鉢 春嘉.

(#8) Mini Bonsai, by Jemmy Liauw

Mini Bonsai
Beautiful mame Bonsai on a rock. By: Jemmy Liauw.

(#9) Juniper Shohin tree, by Morten Albek

Juniper shohin bonsai
Stunning Shohin tree, a Juniper Bonsai tree. By: Morten Albek.

(#10) Another Juniper Shohin tree, by Morten Albek

Shohin or Mame
Tiny little Bonsai tree. Photo by: Morten Albek.Tomomi Mori Bonsai artist

(#1) Ficus Bonsai tree at Crespi, Italy - over a 1000 years old!

1000 year old Ficus Bonsai
This Ficus Bonsai tree is reported to be over a thousand years old; the oldest Bonsai tree in the world. It is the main tree on display, at the Italian Bonsai museum "Crespi" (image courtesy also by Crespi).

(#2) Old juniper Bonsai tree at Mansei-en, Japan - tested and proven to be over a 1000 years old!

1000 year old Pine Bonsai
This juniper is tested to be more than 1000 years old, collected in the wild in Japan. It is still a rough material, as it is in training. It is at the Mansei-en Bonsai nursery of the Kato family in Omiya, Japan. Photo by Morten Albek.

(#3) 800 Year old tree, at Shunka-en, by Kunio Kobayashi

800 year old Bonsai
A stunning tree displayed at Shunkaen. The tree is estimated to be around 800 year old. For more information, read the Shunka-en Bonsai page, or check the Bonsai artist profile of Kunio Kobayashi.

(#4) An 800 year-old Bonsai tree also at Shunkaen

Bonsai in Shunkaen
A remarkable tree which is well known for its extremely high age; the tree is reported to be over 800 years old, one of the most expensive Bonsai trees! Its owner, master Kobayashi, is one of the most well known Bonsai artists in the world and has won the prestigious Prime Minister award in Japan 4 times.

(#5) The Japanese White Pine that survived Hiroshima

Bonsai tree that survived Hiroshima
This tree has been trained into a Bonsai for almost 400 years, the result of 6 generations of hard work and patience by the Yamaki family. But what makes it really special is that it was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell in 1945; the tree survived and was later donated to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum in Washington (Image courtesy also by the museum).
Tomomi Mori Bonsai artist
Tomomi Mori Bonsai artist

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