CBC at Aichi-en

Posted: March 5, 2014 in Aichi-en tree's, Bonsai Pot's, Japan
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Today was a rather unusual day here at the nursery because we had local TV crew from CBC shooting for a sort programme being shown at 9:00am on the 31st of March.

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So the last few day’s we have been cleaning up the nursery etc. This included cleaning out the two tea rooms and putting up two tokonoma’s. It was fun to do, as normally it’s a rare thing here as were not a museum.

(Not really the weather for it but, it had cleared off by the time they got here.)

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Here are the two Tokonoma displays we helped Oyakata to set up.

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An Akamatsu/red pine.

The other on was an Ume. This tree was one of the original founding japanese plums (one of 1000 grown from seed) that were planted by Oyakata’s great-grandfather when he first set up the nursery over 100 years ago. It has never been grafted.

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There is also a display area adjacent to one of the Tokonoma’s, a tribute to Oyakata’s farther.

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Also in the tea room on display are a few of Oyakata’s pot collection. His farther never collected pot’s, it is a ‘hobby’ that he took up himself. His knowledge is astounding considering it is all he learnt himself.

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It was a fun, interesting afternoon and it certainly made a change from the normally daily routine here.

Thanks for reading.

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Comments
  1. John Trott says:

    Looks very nice. Interesting Mume, especially as its never been grafted on.

  2. “CBC” — surely not Classical Bonsai Circle??? All looks good.

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