Sabina juniper bunjin rock planting with a playful nature...
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Is this all?
Hiroki Miura works on a Chinese juniper
At first glance, the featured juniper has great looks; however, Hiroki Miura shows us that when we take a closer look, the tree is really a bit dull . . .
Time for change
Restyling a famous tree into something new is difficult work and an artist must stake their reputation on it
Masahiko Kimura restores a very old juniper
Father and Son
The Sanriku junipers: Father and Son Omachi work on yamadori trees
Little, but wild
Bringing out the best from material with many faults...
Out of the box
Harry Harrington works on a very bulky elm that has no tapering. By carving the trunk the problem is solved.
Udo Wollenhaupt is passionate about drawing and sketching bonsai.
The spirit of Kato
A yezo spruce styled by François Jeker and Jean-Paul Polmans.
Piotr works on a mugo pine
In Poland bonsai is thriving, Piotr Czerniachowski is among the most active.
Split in three
Considering the front, planting angle and every different orientation of material is part of the deep fascination of transforming a bonsai.
Will that kill it?
The ultimate root correction work of Masahiko Kimura
cut in two?
Chiharu Imai deals with a dull bonsai and creates something special
Touched by Leonardo
Father and son 'work' together to create a new future for a juniper.
Can it be split?
Creating stunning bonsai from garden material
Pomegranate: The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch
Jean-Philippe Hoareau (JP) works with the prickly juniper The needle juniper or Juniperus rigida, is a far more rugged tree than the Chinese ‘shimpaku’. Its deadwood is spikier and so is its foliage, too. You…...
Why does he want to break free
Massimo Bandera wants to work unhindered by convention For Massimo Bandera bonsai is very much an art form. The bonsai artist should be free from conventions and rules. In the process of creating an extraordinary…...
No bonsai stays the same
Working on a very ancient and treasured juniper, Chiharu Imai realises that no bonsai stays the same and so he respectfully gives the tree a new shape for the future.
The branch doctor
Master Oota is the expert on grafting new branches on junipers From grafting branches to finishing a tree and his selection of famous needle junipers, these are trees that have been created by Nobuharu Oota…...
Can you feel it?
Yukio Hirose creates the windswept style from a juniper Hirose Yukio is a shohin expert who shows you here how to create from simple material, a tree shaped by the wind The material that Yukio…...
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…...
The Greek oracle
Elsa Boudouri styles a Juniperus sabina rastrera Greek enthusiast Elsa Boudouri is self-taught and became inspired by bonsai when she was 14. She mainly works with native varieties, like the medium-sized sabina juniper. At a…...
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…...
François Jeker has created many outstanding Buxus bonsai by pioneering with this variety Boxwood, also known as box, has a reputation for growing very slowly. However, if we know the right techniques, its branches can…...
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…...
How to bend thick branches Sometimes wire is simply not enough to bend the branch in the desired position. Here we sum up the proper techniques to make things bend smoothly. Lower a branch by…...
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…...
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…...