In the summer of 2007, there was an exhibition at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum focusing on a companion art to the art of bonsai—namely, the art of kusamono. Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays. The name is composed of two Japanese characters– “grass” and “thing”—which together suggest humble, everyday plants or even weeds. Originally, this name referred to the small, potted grasses displayed next to bonsai as accent plants.
At Zen-Art we strive to create kokedama that will inspire consideration and contemplation. We believe that nature can help bring balance into busy lives. Just as each person or business has their own unique beauty, so does each kokedama. Each kokedama is individually designed to embrace its own unique form while showcasing its natural beauty.