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#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#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...
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