Bonsai is a technique that, we will not deny it, no matter how well it is done, it unfortunately makes the life expectancy of the tree shorter. Living in a tray with little soil, this plant will not be able to develop as well as it would if it were planted in the ground.
Perhaps this is why we find it so amazing that a miniature tree can live so long. How much is “so much”? Much more than anyone lives. Discover what is the oldest bonsai in the world.
The oldest bonsai in the world, strange as it may seem, is not in Japan, but in the Crespi Bonsai Museum in Milan (Italy). It was bought by Luigi Crespi in 1986 in the eastern country and brought to Italy that same year. It was named Ogata Bonsai, and it is just over 3 meters tall. Planted in a 2,80 meter long tray, it is proof that, with patience and care, several generations can maintain a gem made bonsai.
It belongs to the species cut figswhich is one of the most resistant and suitable for beginners, and It is located in the central space of the Crespi museumguarded by two wooden dogs that were carved in China in the XNUMXth century. In addition, it is very well accompanied by bonsai from great masters such as Kato, Kawamoto, Kawahara and Ogasawara.
But how old are you? Quite a lot. Has more than 1000 years. It is said soon, right? This shows once again that those who want to start working on a tree as bonsai have to be patient, because only then can they truly respect the tree’s cycles and achieve a masterpiece.
To finish, I leave you with a video where you can see some of the bonsai that they have in the Crespi Bonsai Museum, among them the protagonist of this article.