Keshiki means something like “landscape” in japanese and is pronounced kesh-key. The term is used by Kenji Kobayashi in his book to refer to simple “landscape” bonsai that he creates.  

Landscape bonsai number one

My keshiki come from the same idea.


No. 1 is a young bottlebrush tree with rock, white gravel, and creeping moss, all tucked away into a vintage handmade New Zealand bowl from Hanmer Pottery.

It’s early springtime now, so I’ll post a “no. 1b” in the fall so we can see summer growth and the effects of a bit of pruning.