[Ads-l] wabi-kusa

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 29 22:17:35 EDT 2017


Although the Online Oxford Dictionaries have “wabi”, neither they nor Wikipedia nor Wiktionary have the popular wabi-kusa (ball).

A substrate ball (ball with plant food) is covered with moss, and the two are tied together with string. The base of an aquatic plant is then placed in the ball, which is placed in a container holding water. The plant leaves are kept above the water line.

This explanation is based on an explanation by The Green Machine, which has a video of James Findley demonstrating how a wabi-kusa (pronounced as “wabi kuza”) is made at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdNqcj8Rio <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdNqcj8Rio>.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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