Sundries

Never fix a screw into a bonsai - Viet Luan Tran (40) went to Germany in 1979, son of a high ranking army officer at West Point. He and his family had arrived as Vietnam War refugees. ‘I feel neither Vietnamese nor German. What I can say is I wear Vietnamese roots and Germany is my home.’ Bonsai is his passion, his guide for life....
On being a deshi in Shunka-en - A professional gardener, German Valentin Brose’s love of bonsai drew him to Japan to learn more about this fascinating art. So he decided to quit his job and went to work for famous Master, Kunio Kobayashi. He soon found out that life as a student is somewhat different ...
The Bonsai Ballerina - Jennifer Price discovered bonsai 8 years ago after retiring as a professional ballerina. She had the opportunity to study with long-time friend and teacher, Jim Doyle and, through Jim’s influence, went to work with artists […]
The ‘ROOKIE’ potter… -

Natural talent, Roy Minarai (USA), has only very recently entered the world of bonsai pottery. Text: Bonsai Focus Studio Photography: Roy Minarai Can you tell us, Roy, how you got into bonsai pottery? What got me interested in bonsai to begin with was by visiting two places as a kid — the Morikami Museum and Gardens […]