Tag: Juniper

Read More

The shohin geisha’s

The meaning and thought behind the display of shohin, or Seki-kazari Morten Albek takes time to go through some of the shohin displays from the World Bonsai Convention in Japan, held in spring of 2017…....

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Small imperfections

The bonsai passion of Francesco Santini Francesco learned bonsai from an early age. He has a veryoutspoken approach to bonsai and that’s not only about the material side of things What was your training? I’ve…...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

A matter of taste?

Bartosz Warwas takes a garden centre Juniperus squamata to the big bonsai show This juniper will probably forever remain the least valuable, yet most important tree in my collection. You probably can guess why it’s…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Between life and death

Carving juniper deadwood with Master Kunihiko Kanemitsu Kunihiko Kanemitsu, of the Okayama City Kanemitsu Bonsai Studio, presents a dramatic contrast between life and death within the confines of a pot. Natural raw material is almost…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Trick of the master

Grafting techniques taught by bonsai Masters to improve your bonsai These techniques can all boosts the quality of your bonsai. Grafting, approach grafting and some simple bending are are just a few of the options…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

The showstopper

The bonsai passion of Nik Rozman Nik Rozman has won big prizes at shows with his bonsai, but one of his major achievements so far is winning Best of Show at the recent edition of…...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Cold and warm

Using rocks to create a landscape, or as an alternative to a pot. With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka) the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to create a rock…...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

The busiest time

Harry Harrington’s tasks for native bonsai during late autumn With the growing season left long behind, November sees the last of the leaves fall from our deciduous bonsai, as average day temperatures and light levels…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Pimped juniper

A dull juniper is matched with a rock full of character A rather dull juniper can become very striking when a rock with lots of character is added, Nishikawa Tomoya (Shirasagi-en, Himeji) shows how that…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Can it be opened ?

Untangling the dense foliage canopy of a sabina juniper Valentin Brose, former apprentice of Kunio Kobayashi, is a refined artist. The sabina juniper has such a dense canopy that all is hidden away from the…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Show time

Spring is the time that many bonsai shows arrive on the scene. Here are some tips to get your trees prepared. With guidance of Hiroki Miura, Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to prepare a…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Did it snap?

Enrico Savini twists, bends and turns a sabina into a graceful cascade Enrico’s garden, close to Bologna, Italy, is where he meticulously works on all kinds of ingenious techniques. With these techniques his trees are…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

His father’s voice

Isao Omachi’s creates the bonsai his father envisioned Solving the problem with a new styling on a Juniper by turning the tree upside down using and making the most of the twist in the trunk…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

On the tatami

Bonsai exhibited in traditional Japanese rooms surrounded by mountains and forests puts bonsai in the right perspective. The 10th Genkoukai exhibition is a small-scale show that renders one humble and serene. The Genkoukai is a…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Forced to find solutions

The only regret Manuel Germade has is the fact that he did not go to Japan much earlier. A couple of years ago he officially graduated as a bonsai Master and he now finds his […]

Read More

The little gem

Reworking a small juniper Alexandre Escudero is crazy about shohin bonsai. At the nursery of his teacher Hiroyuki Tanibata, he found a little gem of a juniper. Let’s together find the beauty lost on this…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

The big Sabina

Maybe the largest potted juniper in the world, a sabina juniper standing at studio botanico of Salvatore Liporace. It is waiting to be styled by the grand master…. This content is for Free, Basic, Plus,...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Just imagine…

learn how to make a bunjin How does one get the branches right? Using the bunjin-gi, or literati style, as a guide, we give an insight into how the branch placement works This can be…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

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 […]

Read More

Another vision

Chiharu Imai looks back on some of his remarkable works Chiharu Imai is a well-known bonsai Master in the west, famed for his sensitivity and excellence of technique. Here he looks back on some of…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

The king’s new clothes

Juniper scion grafting for foliage replacement Changing the foliage of junipers is becoming more and more common in the bonsai scene. Mauro Stemberger talks about his juniper projects using scions or the so-called approach graft…...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Good on all sides

Dominique Bosch styles a sabina juniper Dominique Bosch, an upcoming Dutch bonsai artist, has been studying under Masters like Hotsumi Terakawa, Salvatore Liporace and Taiga Urushibata of the Taisho-En in Japan. In 2017 he was…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

The emperor of Bonsai

The 21st HWA Bonsai exhibition in Taiwan Farrand Bloch was invited by Kim Sae Won, Korean bonsai promoter in Asia, to attend the big national bonsai show in Taiwan. It was a full programme with…...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

A double life

A JUNIPER IS SPLIT UP TO CREATE TWO SEPARATE BONSAI Minoru Akiyama is well-known for his refined work. In summer 2017 he was invited by Frank Busch, of Bonsai Park Nursery, to carry out some…...

This content is for Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Spiralling veins

Jan Culek sketches options for Max Ludwig’s juniper  The tree looks quite fresh and I would like to recommend working first with the essential things for junipers — the live veins and deadwood. The trunk…...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Instant reward with Blaauw juniper

It’s almost needless to say that junipers are the most popular material for bonsai. They can withstand lots of work done in a short period of time. Available at most nurseries in all kinds of…...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

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 ...

This content is for Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now
Read More

Respect for an old juniper

Grace, elegance and style all come together in one tree What do you expect from a good juniper bonsai? Dynamism? Restlessness? Elegance? Style? But is this always so?  Antonio Gesualdi is going to prove that,…...

This content is for Basic, Plus, and Premium members only.
Log In Join Now