*JP: 'Penjing' Like a protecting roof this penjing arches over the scholar reading a book. The pot is exceptional, with its age of almost 150 years. The glaze of the pot reminds us of the impermanence of things.
Kaede Ishitsuki (maple planted on a rock) in a kokyo (antique mirror)-shaped vessel made in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture. Age: about 90 yrs, Height: 57 cm. -- [ I thought this one only existed in my imagination.
The ancient Japanese art of Bonsai creates a miniature version of a fully grown tree through careful potting, pruning and training. Even if you're not zen enough to labour over your own Bonsai,. Called Shohin when under tall.