Niwaki are sophisticated Eastern traditions

Niwaki are sophisticated Eastern traditions

Sophisticated Eastern traditions have firmly entered our lives. The desire to give sophistication to everyday life leads to unusual hobbies. Niwaki is an ancient Japanese art related to the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. It means that a person, like a plant, can be strong, despite the influence of surrounding troubles. In European countries, this type of landscape design is usually called garden bonsai.

Along with topiary parks, which is also a garden art born in ancient Rome, niwaki serves not only as a decoration of the territory. Contemplation of elegantly designed trees contributes to the realization of the true meaning of life. Such gardens are created in order to understand the philosophy of Zen Buddhism.

The process of growing niwaki is long and painstaking. To give the tree the intended shape, it is necessary to process the trunks and crown from the first year of the plant's life. But even if you want to change your garden without removing mature trees, there is a way out. You can add traditional forms of niwaki to the usual plants. The main thing is to see the highlight and the desired image in them. Traditional Japanese techniques are used for formation. Garden bonsai can be made from any trees that grow in your climate zone.


The main technique of growing garden bonsai involves the influence on tree trunks and crowns. Several classic processing methods are used, thanks to which the plant is formed.

  • Tyokan - grows at a right angle to the ground;
  • Soku - based on two trunks;
  • Syaka - bent over the ground;
  • Kengai - the roots are located above the crown;
  • Monkaburi – one branch covers the entrance;
  • Kyoto form - young shoots on a stump;
  • Kotobuki - repeats the character "happiness";
  • Moyogi is a trunk in the form of a sinusoid.

In addition to these methods of education, additional ones are used. The choice of style depends on the characteristics of the escape or the originally conceived concept:

  • Tyaka - several trunks of equal value from the same level;
  • Eda-sukashi – transparent crown;
  • Kobushi - growths on the branches form fists.

Leaf formation is also classified. Depending on the style of the tree, the silhouette of the crown is selected. The most popular were:

  • Tama-zukuri – round or oval shape;
  • Matsu-zukuri - a view of a mountain directed to the sky;
  • Dan-zukuri – forms a ladder;
  • Kai-zukuri – a branch resembles an opened mussel shell;
  • Hako-zukuri - each paw is cut in the shape of a cube.

In our nursery, you can choose any plant for yourself. Specialists not only cut trees, but also apply all the subtleties of niwaki art. Seedlings, initially adapted to one of the styles, are taken as a basis. We do not break trees, but emphasize their individuality. They will help you choose plants, such as pine, which will become the central figures of a garden or park. And they will also give recommendations for further care and adjustment. If necessary, it is possible for employees to leave for work in your garden.

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