Wabi-Kusa

Wabi-Kusa
Wabi-Kusa ball - Lisa
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25,00 EUR
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Wabi-Kusa ball A3
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Wabi-Kusa ball A2
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44,90 EUR
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Wabi-Kusa ball A1
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Wabi-Kusa


Ever heard of a Wabi-Kusa? No? Then there is now the opportunity to find out something about the Wabi-Kusas in the context of aquaristics. Because one thing is certain, the Wabi-Kusas trend is still going strong in Europe!

The word "Wabi-Kusa" is etymologically secured of Japanese ancestry and can be translated into German as "pretty grass" or "beautiful grass landscape".

In order to understand the importance of Wabi-Kusas today, one should take a closer look at the socio-cultural evolution and historical distribution. Because the first mistake in popular culture is the assumption that the entire field of phytology, especially in the private sector, is unspeakably old. It is historically certain that the first exotic plants were brought to Europe by ship during the colonialism of the 17th century. Accepted here with thanks and already widespread among the bourgeoisie and the Biedermeier era between the Congress of Vienna and the beginning of the bourgeois revolution of 1848, palms and ferns were very popular as status symbols.

But not only the cultural European development was responsible for the fact that we can enjoy a "Wabi-Kusa" today. As suggested by the etymological origin, the Asian influence that has been handed down was even significant. Especially for the European aquarium hobby. The Han dynasty of the Chinese Empire from 206 BC counts. BC to AD 220 as those who designed miniature landscapes and enjoyed them aesthetically. From this Chinese garden art and the penjing, the "bonsai" developed in Japan and became increasingly popular, so that the bonsai spread quickly.

Philosophically, sociologically and psychologically, the phenomenon can possibly be explained that, despite industrialization and digitization, man would like to keep a piece of nature from which he has emerged. Hold in a modified form, because whether pot and houseplant, bonsai or Wabi-Kusa, it is primarily botanical varieties. The second aspect is the aesthetic and harmonizing effect, which has a kind of healing utility for the viewer. One reason why natural elements in private living spaces are still very popular in the 21st century and a growing market can be observed.

Healing effect? For a study by the National Marine Aquarium of Plymouth University and the University of Exeter, British scientists and researchers investigated the effects that can be observed on a person when looking at an aquarium. Positive characteristics such as falling heart rates and blood pressure were found. The result is consistent with the historical traditions and can therefore be understood as empirically proven. It is similar with a Wabi-Kusa.