Vol#15 Bonsai techniques: Jin (神) and Shari (舎利)
Hello everyone,Today, I would like to talk about one of the joy of bonsai: Jin (神) and Shari (舎利).
Trees that grow in severe environments like nea...
Vol#14 The positive effect of practicing Bonsai
Growing bonsai can be demanding, but there are also many pleasures to be found. What’s more, there are also many benefits that c...
Vol#13 Christmas Tree and Bonsai
We have entered December and Christmas trees can now been seen all around Japan. I am pretty sure many people have been decorating...
Vol#12 Kibataraki (気働き)
This time I would like to talk a little bit about the artisans’ culture in Japan and bonsai craftsmen.
Vol#11 Bonsai Styles - Part Two
Part Two: Cascade and Semi Cascade
Last time, we tried to identify and understand the chokkan, shakan and moyogi styles.
In this time’s contin...
Vol#10 Bonsai Styles - Part One
You may have heard of many different style names when starting bonsai. From slanting or shakan, informal upright to moyogi; full cascade or kengai...
Vol#6 Doing Bonsai: Is It Difficult?
Vol #6 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
Do you think bonsai is easy or difficult? If you are actually growing bonsai or interested in this world you will...
Vol#5 Bonsai in The Little Prince
Vol #5 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
Today I want to talk about the book The Little Prince and how it relates to bonsai. Have you ever read this book,...
Vol#4 The Value of Tools for Japanese Artisans
Vol #4 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
Japanese Artisans and Tools
Artisans and craftsmen have been active in Japan for a long time. From artisan expert...
Vol#3 The Front of a Bonsai: What Is and How to Identify It?
Vol #3 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
The Front of A Bonsai
Hello, my fellow bonsai lovers. When you are taking care and displaying your bonsai tree, d...
Vol#2 Bonsai Tree Care: How to Prepare your Bonsai Tree for Winter
Vol #2 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
Which season are you experiencing now where you live? Here in Japan, we are now in full-fledged cold winter. When...
Vol#1 Bonsai for New Year: Decoration and Meaning
Vol #1 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
Bonsai for New Year
Happy new year! What are the traditions for the New Year in the area where you live? Japanese...
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