For those who have yet to visit the Omiya Bonsai Museum, I highly recommend it. The collection is small, but the quality is high. Indoor displays teach bonsai basics. An outdoor garden allows for strolling among famous trees.
My favorite exhibits include an overview of the history of bonsai and of the Omiya Bonsai Village. Old books and scrolls decorate the history room and provide insight to the beginnings of bonsai.
Although photography is forbidden in the main garden, a side garden features a rotating selection of trees that may be photographed. Here are some of the highlights.
It’s easier to see what makes this pine special when viewing it from the right side.
Black pine – great bark
White pine on a rock
Museum garden from above
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