Matsu Sentei, Nara

21st November 2009 • ArchivePrevious PostNext Post

On a trip to Nara (to check out Isui-en garden) I came across this bit of pine pruning, around the back of the small museum next to the garden (actually I heard the snipping from inside the museum, and was out in a flash.)

japanese pine

They were using that most rare thing, an 11' tripod ladder (they're made in all sizes, but 10' and 12' seem more popular.)

japanese gardener

As with most gardeners in Japan, the guy thought it funny that such as mundane job could be so fascinating to a foreigner. He had a nice variation on the towel-on-the-head.

japanese niwashi

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