Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Article in Hindu about Bodhi Bonsai Exhibition

Here is an article that appeared in The Hindu dated February 24th, 2010 about the Bonsai Exhibition conducted by Bodhi Chennai at Lalit Kala Academy.

Here are excerpts from the article.

Weather-beaten bonsai trees with stout roots criss-crossing inside trays provide a very Japanese flavour, part of the Japanese art exhibition, ‘Passage to the future: Art from a new generation in Japan,' organised by the Consulate General of Japan at Chennai, ABK-AOTS Dosokai, and Japan Foundation.

An assortment of Bonsai trees, that are over 30 years old or more, take a major share of space at the exhibition. The trees that are nurtured by the ‘Bodhi – Chennai Bonsai Association' stand as evidence to years of meticulous maintenance by their owners.

“Every tree needs constant wiring, pruning, grafting, clamping, watering and care. As they are tropical trees, they need a lot of sunlight,” explains K.Sivaji, president, Bodhi. The artfully sculpted trees attract a steady stream of visitors.

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