On November 11, local time, a bonsai exhibition to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship Treaty was held at Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

The event was co-hosted by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Osaka, the Spring Garden Bonsai Museum of Art in Japan, and Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto. The exhibition will last for four days, during which visitors will not only be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which is full of red leaves and colorful mountains, but also enjoy the "art of square inches".

Xue Jian, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Osaka, said in his speech that the art of bonsai began in the Tang Dynasty of China and has been evolving since it was introduced to Japan more than 1200,45 years ago. This year marks the <>th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship. The view of natural landscapes condensed in the basin carries the long-cherished wish of the Chinese and Japanese people to pursue a delicate, natural and beautiful life since ancient times.

Kyoto Prefecture Governor Takatoshi Nishiwaki said in a written message that bonsai have an elegant taste, can nourish life, and heal people's hearts. Japan and China have deepened mutual understanding and trust through various cultural and artistic exchanges, including bonsai. Through this exhibition, I hope to strengthen the cultural ties between Japan and China, and I look forward to promoting cultural innovation.

On the same day, Japanese bonsai master Kunio Kobayashi demonstrated bonsai skills for the audience. The bonsai works contrast with the scenery of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and its unique charm allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of the "natural landscape" in the pot. (Reporter Zhu Chenxi produced by Liu Shijiong)

Editor in charge: [Peng Dawei]