The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is located inside the US National Arboretum, in Washington DC. Several famous trees are to be seen on display here, including Goshin (John Naka’s forest planting) and the Yamaki pine (Hiroshima survivor).
From the official website: “The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum began when Japanese bonsai enthusiasts in the Nippon Bonsai Association donated 53 bonsai and 6 viewing stones to the people of the United States to commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. The collection has grown steadily with the addition of pieces from American bonsai masters and penjing from China. Today, 3 pavilions house about 150 plants. The International Pavilion is a focal point that celebrates the related art forms of viewing stones and ikebana, a Japanese style of flower arranging. Throughout the year, you may also find exhibits featuring the work of local bonsai enthusiasts and pieces from the permanent collection with special seasonal interest in the Special Exhibits Wing of the International Pavilion.”
We filmed the gardens, the collection and the famous Bonsai trees. Many thanks to the Museum for allowing us to film. Music by CMA.