Who are we?
EISEI-EN BONSAI GARDEN
From 2018 to 2023, Eisei-en has operated as the premier bonsai garden, nursery and school of the Eastern US. However, in Spring of 2024, the garden will be relocating to Kyoto, Japan and rebranding as Eisei-en Kyoto. We appreciate your support over the last five years and we look forward to working with you in the near future in Japan! Please check back for regular updates.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The term eisei is a combination of two Japanese Kanji characters. The first, ei (永, pronounced ay), is defined as forever, eternal, ever-lasting, and perpetual. The second, sei (青, pronounced say), means young, green, blue, and adolescence. The combined word eisei could, therefore, be interpreted as forever green, eternally young, or ever-lasting youth. Beneath these more direct translations, though, lie several deeper meanings that speak to the core values and principles expressed in the garden - namely, always maintaining a youthful, energetic approach to learning and forever striving to provide for, and transmit knowledge to, the next generation.
The final character, en (園), means garden or nursery. Thus the name Eisei-en is brought to life, representing the garden's dedication to the future of the global bonsai community.