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#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#9 Pruning Bonsai
Vol #9 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
This time, I would like to explain the importance of pruning your bonsai.
■To keep the trees healthy In gener...
Vol#8 The Bonsai Seasons
Vol #8 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
Like vegetables, fruits, and fishing, there is a proper season for each bonsai tree. The Plum, a celebration d...
Vol#7 How Do I choose a Bonsai Pot?
Vol #7 Written by Yusuke Ogawa
Bonsai is the result of balancing the tree and the pot containing it.
The tradition states that bonsai pots shoul...
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...
Bonsai for Beginners: Bonsai Carving & How to Create jin and shari
Our collaborator Yusuke Ogawa explains how to create beautiful jin and shari in the bonsai tree branches and trunk.
Wazakura Japan's resident bon...
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