“Kusamono refers to a Japanese botanical art that developed alongside bonsai.  Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season or place. The name is composed of two Japanese characters– “grass” and “thing”—which together suggest humble, everyday plants.” The Kusamono definition above is courtesy of Young Choe and her website: Kusamono

Kokedamais very similar to Kusamono except the plants are planted in round balls of moss.

Both art forms are very exciting and gaining popularity in the United States. Young Choe has a very nice website and does an excellent job of explaining both art forms. She has very detailed explanations and high quality photo’s showing how to create and maintain this exciting art form.

Here are a few thumbnail photo’s from her website and they will open up in a larger window on her website if you click on them.

Scroll down for new video by Bonsai Empire.  New 02-14-2017


Kusamono and Shitakusa plants by Bonsai Empire  New 02-14-2017