The goal of these, “Shinzen Friendship Garden and Clark Bonsai Collection Education Modules” is to make it possible for 3rd-12th grade students to continue to benefit from our programs. The modules are video and audio formats with supporting PDF e-documents. While our program will be geared towards 3rd-12th grade teachers and students, we have designed them so that the general public can also access this media.
Discover the uniqueness of the Koi. A a mutated form of carp and display a vareity of colorful markings. Each Koi has its own color palette.
Learn about the Japanese bonsai art of “Yamadori” – using natural gathered trees in the wild and used as bonsai works of art.
Although some bonsai may be hundreds, or even thousands, of years old, often younger bonsai trees are made to look older by applying various techniques.
The Toro Nagashi Ceremony is a Japanese tradition, at the end of the Obon, where the visiting family spirits are guided back to the spirit world.