Selfie Japan!

Saitama: Discovering the World of Bonsai

Selfie Japan! transports you to photogenic sites across the country, in the company of Chinese social media personality Duan Wenning. Duan has 100,000 followers on China's equivalent to Twitter. Young visitors from China are some of the most enthusiastic travelers to Japan these days. The program points out Japanese people and places that make their selfies memorable.

Duan takes a trip to an area called "Bonsai-cho" in the city of Saitama. The miniature trees called bonsai in Japanese are well-known in China and around the world. Size, however, is only part of their appeal. Duan encounters some that are the senior citizens of their species. They're quite cooperative in posing for selfies, too.

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