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Tokonoma in the garden

On request I here show how the Tokonoma in my bonsai garden was established. It was built during the summer 2016. I did not do a sketch first, so no drawings and precise measures are available. The inner space is a bit larger than a tatami mat, 190 X 80 cm (75 X 31 inch.) …

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Tokonoma display

The garden Tokonoma is used on a daily basis. On rainy days I keep tables and scrolls out, and just set up a basic display. Sometimes just a Suiseki. Other days a proper display with scrolls and tables are included. Like today. The point is to use the Tokonoma the whole year. It gives me …

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Morning lights

  The nice thing about being up early (if you can’t sleep anyway) is the quietness and light. I really enjoy taking a tour around the garden in the morning, viewing bonsai setting new growth rapidly at this time of the year. At the moment the Deshojo maple leaves are looking great with their spring …

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Tokonoma garden display

A wonderful day before winds will be ripping off some leaves the next days. The Tokonoma was used to do some recordings for next years new videos. I will later this year announce some news about these videos, so stay tuned. Cliffhanger intended. The tree is a Crabapple I have been working on for some …

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Enjoying bonsai before the rain

Bonsai before the rain comes.

The light of winter

Finally we got a little period with frosts and a clear sky. The Tokonoma plays well at such a day, when the bright lights are filtered trough the trees in the garden. The trees benefit from the frost, killing bugs hiding under the bark or in the soil, and also helps the trees into winters dormancy. …

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Merry Christmas

2016 is running out slowly, and we are going to enjoy Christmas time here. Weather is bonsai friendly, so i still enjoy bringing a bonsai to the outdoor Tokonoma build this summer. One of the things that happened in 2016 was moving to our new place at the countryside, now living among large trees with …

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Tokonoma night lights

Tokonoma version 2.0 Now light is installed in the outdoor Tokonoma, finished this summer for enjoying bonsai viewing. This makes it possible to make a display in the evenings during the darker periods of autumn. Displayed is a not yet finished Japanese maple, but chosen for the autumn leaves change.

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