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Straight and fine

Kai Sperling just makes pots. As he says himself, he's a potter for bonsai


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Sansui, birds and beasts

Reijaku from Taiwan, is the artist who knows all about Japan’s favourite paintings and creates beauty with her own work. In recent years, the popularity of painted pots has increased. In January 2010, a Taiwanese artist won the painting section of the Contemporary Small Pot Artists Exhibition with a beautiful…...


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Lost in time

Fujikake Yuzan is a master in hand-painted pots Painting is a passion of Fujikake Yuzan and he gets lost in time while doing so. His refined work is much praised in Japan. Fujikake Yuzan, his real name is Fujikake Yoshio (84), was born in 1936 in Gunma Prefecture (Central Japan)…....


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Why sharing?

Sharing was the theme at the 13th edition of the International Bonsai & Suiseki event or, in short, the Crespi Cup. The International bonsai & Suiseki meeting has become one of the most important and prestigious events in the world of bonsai, initiated by Crespi Bonsai. The development over the…...


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Garden visit

The garden team

A group of French bonsai enthusiasts teamed up to visit one another’s bonsai gardens The Mitomo Team is a bonsai group that uses the summer period to visit one another’s gardens. It is an opportunity for us to discover the members’ bonsai collections and to discuss collectively the work to…...


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Rush hour

Spring time is rush hour for repotting your bonsai, but choosing the right pot cannot be hurried. Spring arrives and it is the ideal time to repot your bonsai. Mostly it’s necessary, but it is also an opportunity to plant the tree you created in its final pot, or in…...


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Step by Step

Yew can do it

A simple yew can be made into a stunning small bonsai in just a few steps. Michael Tran of Minoru bonsai guides you step by step in how to create a bonsai from a yew. Yews are a very robust and a great species for bonsai. Their hard wood makes…...


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That’s no ‘Mame’

Making Big Pots In Jingdezhen – Zhenshang Ceramics Discover how the giant pots of Jingdezhen are made. Zhenshang is well known for working with International and Chinese artists to manufacture unique custom designed porcelain and clay at a large scale. Zhenshang creates high-end work and dedicates itself to achieving results…....


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Technique

Mycorrizha fungus: A partner for life

As bonsai enthusiasts we’ve all heard about mycorrizha, which is supposed to be beneficial to the root system of our bonsai. Is there any truth in this claim or is it just another commercial hoax? A misunderstanding The name mycorrhiza originates from the Greek words mykos and rhiza meaning fungus…...


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