Bringing out the best from material with many faults...
A (very) young artist creates unconventional pots that are seriously cool.
Propagate by sowing seeds, or taking cuttings to create new bonsai...
Masahiko Kimura's famous rock plantings.
Creating the moyogi style from a field-grown satsuki with Masaki Yoshii
Chojubai, the dwarf variety of the Japanese quince, is cut in half.
Planting a tree on a rock gives you plenty of creative freedom.
Creating a literati red pine by focusing on the dropping branch
Be inspired by Yukio as he makes the most out of material. This time we focus on Yew and Hinoki.
Celebrating 40 years as the best shohin pot maker.
It is a topic often overlooked, but here we look at the moss of Japan
The charm of the very, very small . . .
Kai Sperling just makes pots. As he says himself, he's a potter for bonsai
How to create bonsai from cuttings; the Korean juneberry.
Pot choice for a literati style tree.
A twin trunk becomes an elegant moyogi style.
Maintaining and improving a rock-grown Japanese maple.
The bonsai passion of Jeremiah Lee
Nao Tokutake’s passion for bonsai ceramics.
World Bonsai Convention Saitama-Japan.
The mugo pine is an extraordinary example of a yamadori, an impressive trunk with some natural shari and lots of compacted branches on top. A real challenge for Matt and Tyler
Saitama Super Arena - Japan
The challenge is to create bonsai from scratch How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species. With the help of illustrations we will see how to take a…...
Tony discusses who or what is driving the bonsai zeitgeist in the West. Who or what is making a real difference to the Western world of bonsai? I am privileged to have witnessed many of…...
Peter Krebs, Grand Master of the bonsai pot In the early stages of bonsai in Europe, the pots of Peter Krebs were already in high demand. Throughout his long career as a potter he has…...
Kifu is a less known category in bonsai, it's not a shohin and not a chuhin, but something in between. Germán Goméz talks of his passion for kifu and olives.
I’m sure that I am not alone in having shelves of beautiful pots created by some of the best potters outside the boundaries of Japan, as well as a couple from Japan itself. My collection…...
The fascinating bonsai world of Laurent Darrieux. Laurent Darrieux has practised bonsai for more than three decades. His work speaks of a unique approach, non-conformist and somewhat rebellious, too. What was your professional education? Like…...
The famous Gafu Ten, which only shows the best shohin from Japan… This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.Log In Join Now...
It is fairly safe to say that bonsai in the West has reached a very high level because major exhibitions such as the Gingko Award and the Trophy brought together trees from many nations. And…...