By Ann McClellan

This booklet tells the awe-inspiring tales of bonsai and penjing bushes within the choice of the nationwide Arboretum in Washington D.C.

It information their invaluable position in overseas international relations and as tools of yankee presidential impression. It additionally describes their inclusion in world's reasonable exhibitions, in Asian-inspired gardens round the state, and as a window onto the wide cultivation of bonsai in North the US this day. an intensive first-hand account through Dr. John L. Creech is integrated concerning the first awesome reward of fifty three bonsai from Japan to the U.S. in 1976 which triggered the founding of the nationwide Bonsai & Penjing Museum.

Bonsai & Penjing, Ambassadors of attractiveness and Peace describes how chinese language penjing and North American bonsai have been later additional to the Museum, making its assortment the main complete on the planet. tales of person timber and wooded area plantings are featured, as are the jobs performed via the expert and gifted creators of those dwelling artwork forms—people akin to John Naka, Saburo Kato, Yuji Yoshimura, Harry Hirao, and Dr. Yee-Sun Wu. Armchair tourists can adventure what a trip to the Museum is like, together with the invention of its extraordinary viewing stones.

Bonsai & Penjing, Ambassadors of good looks and Peace will satisfaction a person intrigued by means of those residing artworks and considering the tales they create to life.

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