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Japanese pottery

Bonsai pot maker from Sweden, Thor Holvila, has become one of Europe’s most well-respected potters...


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Tokoname

Thor Holvila travels to the ancient Japanese pottery town...


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Kanuma crazy

Janine Droste revisits the Mecca of satsuki bonsai If you say Kanuma you at once think of satsuki. Satsuki, or Rhododendron indium, is one of the most popular bonsai varieties cultivated in Japan. Needless to say, it has become a specialty grown mainly in the area of Kanuma, a city…...


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Part-time ‘deshi’

Paolo Nastasi travelled to the land of the rising sun to deepen his knowledge Years ago there was no tradition of going to Japan to improve one’s knowledge. However, times have changed… Taisho-en, run by Masters Nobuichi Urushibata and his son Taiga, was one of the first to give foreign…...


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Bonsai down under

Tony Tickle visits the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection in Canberra, Australia and hopes it will inspire other countries to consider their own collections. If you visit the website Trip Advisor and search ‘Things to do in Canberra’ high on the list is the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection and it…...


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Five days in Shikoku (1)

Patric Bosc went on a Japanese tour of discovery. Patrick: ‘On the invitation of Mr Kohei Kubota from Anabuki Travel Agency and Mr Takahiro Miyazaki of the Japanese Transports Administration, I visited Shikoku in October. Being the smallest of the four main Japanese islands, Shikoku is located to the south-east…...


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