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Bonsai sinks roots across borders

The World Bonsai Convention is held every four years. It will be the first time for it to be in Japan since the first event in Saitama 28 years ago.


"HOW about trimming this branch?" and other English sentences flew around a Japanese garden this month as a large group of people, mainly foreigners, tried to shape Japanese white pines.

The venue was the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo, where bonsai artist Kunio Kobayashi,