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A collection of beautiful bonsai!

Do you know the word “shakkei”? It means to use scenery, like an element of a landscape, in a design. For example, the landscape around a building that you can see from the window, or a part of the area where you live in. In Japan, “borrowing the landscape” is how the technique of landscape gardening is thought of. It is thought that “shakkei” is where the idea of bonsai comes from.
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