Nagoya castle. Juniper
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I. Phases of Language. As I write to you today, I’m only a few days shy of my first six months as an apprentice at Aichi-en Bonsai Nursery in Nagoya, Japan. I’d like to start off this month’s writing by briefly discussing the language component of living and working in Japan. With regards to speaking [...]

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Earlier this year, kusamono artist Young Choe was honored for 20 years of service to the Arboretum’s National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Choe has created and cared for the Museum’s kusamono – potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays displayed next to bonsai – over many years. Yet, Choe’s kusamono [...]

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