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Going up front

Don't hide what is good, Takuya Suzuki turns things around...


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Achieve a natural flow

Master Kimura follows the character of the tree to convert a very raw piece of material into a splendid bonsai.


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A life saver

The bonsai passion of Dennis Fuchs

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Well suited

François Jeker takes a close look at Taxus.


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Made in Europe

A Gallery of the best bonsai shown during the Italian UBI convention


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Floating rocks

Floating rocks and more, a Gallery of the BCI convention held in France


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Is it a gamble?

Masahiko Kimura is challenged by a huge yew. In a corner of Masahiko Kimura’s bonsai nursery is a yew planted in the ground. The trunk is slender and of a feminine appearance. The top section has great potential as bonsai, both from a deadwood perspective and branch placements. If air…...


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Anti-clockwise

Harry Harrington reworks a Japanese yew with superb fluting. An elegant 88 cm Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata) was bought to my garden by its owner in June 2020, explains Harry. My task was to style and carve it. A very healthy imported specimen, the yew had strong vibrant green foliage,…...


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Tuned to the classics

The bonsai passion of Sándor Papp Sándor was born close to the Balaton Lake in Hungary, to a family of restaurateurs. His love for plants began during his childhood. His grandfather worked as a forester and it was he who sparked his interest in trees and plants. He later lived…...


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Red moods

Diepenbeek, Belgium, the first weekend in November 2019, the triannual show of the Eda Uchi Kai bonsai club initiated by Jean Paul Polmans. Thanks to Mario Komsta who arranged the exceptional displays and high quality bonsai of the members of the club.

Masterclass

On the edge

Creative genius, Ryan Neil, turns bonsai upside down You can give Ryan Neil almost any kind of material to work on and he will create something special from it. Here Ryan is confronted by an extremely chunky yew that appears to have only faults. Ryan’s creative eye soon sees possibilities…...


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Graphic designer goes bonsai

A graphics designer becomes a bonsai Master, which, in short, is the story of Naoki Maeoka. Having graduated from the Kouka-en nursery, he now finds his way in world of international bonsai Naoki Maeoka (46) isn’t loud and outgoing, even for a Japanese. He is very quiet and super modest,…...


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Samurai & Bonsai

On the 150th anniversary of the restoration of Imperial rule, bonsai is displayed at the former capital. An outdoor exhibition is quite rare, even when it’s at a scenic site like the Nijo-jo castle, where once the Samurai ruled. Nijo-jo Castle, Kyoto, is characterized by low yet imposing grand structures,…...


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