An Introduction to the Globally Popular At, "Bonsai"
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Bonsai is a famous traditional art that originated in Japan. It is a symbol of Japanese culture and art, and nowadays the word, Bonsai is known globally.
Many Bonsai fans from around the world visit Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture in Japan's Kanto region.
This video shows you some of the globally famous Bonsai including Seiryu (青龍) exhibited at Omiya Bonsai Art Museum.
Enjoy the beauty of Bonsai through the video. Bonsai has been loved by many for a long time as a traditional Japanese culture.
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama City
Photo：People who seeing Bonsai
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture was opened in 2010. With the Bonsai craze in recent years, it is extremely popular among foreign tourists.
This is a top tourist spot, where foreigners can fully immerse themselves in Japanese culture.
There are approximately 60 Bonsai trees on display regularly.
One of the reasons Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama Prefecture is so popular is its reasonable admission fee; It costs 300 yen per person (as of October 2019).
Access to the museum is also very good. It's just a 5 minute-walk from Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line. There is also a large car park, too.
There are popular cafes and eateries famous for delicious lunches near Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama.
Various, interesting festivals and events, including workshops, are held at these venues frequently.
They are great tourist attractions on their own, too.
To enjoy it fully, you will need to check hotels and traffic information in advance.
Facilities of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama, established for the purpose of promoting bonsai culture, has set up photography corners indoors and outdoors, where you can take pictures, to meet the needs of bonsai fans.
You can also check out historical documents and folklore records with which you can learn about the history of how Bonsai came to be.
There are many references on Bonsai pots (盆器, Bonki) and water stones (水石, Suiseki) and paintings such as Ukiyoe (浮世絵) that have a connection with Bonsai.
The regular exhibition includes Japan’s first-class Bonsai plants such as Goyo Matsu (五葉松, Japanese white pine), Aka Matsu (赤松, Japanese red pine), Ezo Matsu (蝦夷松, Ezo spruce), Shinpaku (真柏, Chinese juniper) and Kuro Matsu (黒松, Japanese black pine), as shown in the video.
To our delight, various other exhibitions are also held there.
The indoor area is shown from 0:04, while the outdoor area is shown from 3:02 in the video.
The facilities of Omiya Bonsai Art Museum include the Museum Shop, where you can buy souvenir and Bonsai goods, the Information Corner, Kisetsuno Hitohachi, the Collection Gallery, Zashiki Kazari, the Special Exhibition Room, the Seminar Room, and the Bonsai Terrace .
The museum provides audio guides in 4 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean) to accommodate foreign visitors.
Just a short walk from the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, there's Omiya Bonsai Village (大宮盆栽村, Omiya Bonsai Mura) which is famous as a bonsai Mecca, with various Bonsai gardens.
You should visit the village as well when you go to the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum.
Purchasing Bonsai Online?
Bonsai can become a piece of fine art with beautifully shaped body and branches by looking after it using methods such as Nehari, Miki, Tachiagari, Edaburi and Ha.
Using various types of trees such as Japanese Maples, Cedar, and Tsuyama Cypress,' it takes the skills of a Bonsai master to create a piece that can pull you into the world of serene nature.
This is why Bonsai is seen as a traditional art with a long history and is a sophisticated hobby.
At the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama, there are exhibits that teach beginners how to create and enjoy Bonsai.
Bonsai plants and tools necessary to create Bonsai can be purchased at online shops such as Amazon and Rakuten.
Summary of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama City
In Bonsai, you artificially create a world of nature by giving a tree a life in a Bonsai pot. This can be seen in the video as well.
If you are impressed by the beautiful Bonsai after in the video, be sure to visit the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama Prefecture. The Director Takehiko Suga will welcome you.
You'll be fascinated even more by the beautiful world of Bonsai after seeing the real thing.
◆Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama City◆
【Address】2-24-3 Toro-machi, Kita-ku, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture 〒331-0804
【Access】5 minute walk from Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line
【Admission Fee】 310 Yen per person （※as of November 2019）
【Hours】March～October 9AM-4:30PM, November～February 9AM-4PM
【Closures】Thursdays (If it is a national holiday, the museum will be open) and before and after New Year
【Parking】39 cars (free up to 2 hours), 3 coach buses (880 Yen), 2 disabled spaces (free)
【Official Website】Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama City