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Yamadori giant

The late Serge Clémence was a real bonsai Master, who mainly worked on yamadori trees. His bonsai, all dug up by himself and carried on his back down the mountainside, have become iconic works. ..

Make a forest look natural

The late bonsai Master Takeo Katsumata left behind a great number of works that exhibit his trademark natural scenes. He had a unique obsession...


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Taming the wild

It is really easy to create a magnificent bonsai if you start from raw material with great potential. There are those trees that at first glance already have the right look. You only have to use the appropriate techniques to make that tree into a high-level bonsai.


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The key branch

The material used here is a Satsuki. It is a twin trunk and there are two apicies, but without a clear and obvious overall direction. The first thing to do will be to determine the front of the tree and work from there.


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Is this all?

Hiroki Miura works on a Chinese juniper

At first glance, the featured juniper has great looks; however, Hiroki Miura shows us that when we take a closer look, the tree is really a bit dull . . .


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The Grim

Bruno Proietti Tocca philosophises about his work on a savin juniper


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An offer one can’t refuse

'The tree featured here is an eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), which is native to Eastern Canada and much of the north-central and north-eastern United States'


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Just drop it

Creating a literati red pine by focusing on the dropping branch


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Jack & John

British artist, John Milton, works on a white pine in Japan.


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