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Styling

Off with its head

Hotsumi Terakawa shows you how to improve a medium-sized juniper that has many hidden qualities...


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Tree guide

Juniperus chinensis

The juniper is one of the most popular choices for bonsai. Many species are available with various price tags. There are two types, scale and needle junipers, which have a different growth and cultivation needs…

Masterclass

Eye of the Taiga

A sense of detail and perfection defines the work of Taiga Urushibata


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Masterclass

The ‘useless’ trunk

The work done here was carried out on a native juniper. What made me choose it was the volume and quality of its deadwood


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Styling

New kid on the block

Possibly the youngest bonsai artist to study in Japan and who probably stayed for the longest time...


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Masterclass

3 pair of eyes

Master Takashi Iura, and student Yuuki Kobayashi share the same passion...


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Masterclass

Is this the same tree?

Masahiko Kimura completely re-invented it with a turn and by bending the top. Simple ingredients, but when utilised by Kimura they make masterly work...


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Masterclass

It’s a blast!

Mauro Stemberger styles a sabina juniper using a sandblaster...


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Styling

Going up front

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


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Masterclass

From Shikoku ?

Hidden by very overgrown and dense foliage, a Japanese Juniper is restyled by Bjorn Bjorholm who brings it to an even higher level.


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Styling

Yamadori giant

The late Serge Clémence was a real bonsai Master, who mainly worked on yamadori trees. His bonsai, all dug up by himself and carried on his back down the mountainside, have become iconic works. ..

Winter

Bonsai in winter

The last leaves have fallen and winter takes everything into a deep rest. Is there anything we should do to protect our trees?


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Step by Step

The most popular 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....


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Masterclass

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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Case History

Revisiting famous bonsai creations

Articles have long been a way of recording the dramatic transformation of trees, showcasing the skills of professionals and giving an insight into the process of bonsai creation ...


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Step by Step

A moyogi juniper

This less than pretty juniper has hidden potential; its almost bare trunk has enough foliage to make an elegant bonsai


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Masterclass

Can you restyle a Bonsai masterpiece?

Masayuki Fujikawa takes things further by transforming a masterpiece

It is said that a tree displayed at Kokufu has reached a point of completion in a long journey. As the tree grows, finds a new owner, or an artist to care for it, the viewpoint of the tree will gradually change over time.


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Technique

Split in two

Yoshihiko Moriyama's transformation of a juniper by using an electric saw


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Masterclass

At your own risk

Italian, Alessandro Bonardo, now 24, has been an apprentice under Mr Kimura for 6 years and in May 2022, it was formally announced that he had graduated. Within the garden he is affectionately known as Aless. Mr Kimura prepared a tree, an unusually shaped Miyajima white pine for this demo, a transformation to celebrate his graduation


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Publication dates

English language edition 2024Publication Dates
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2024-1 #186 | #209- January /FebruaryJan. 1, 2024Jan. 15Jan. 22
2024-2 #187 | #210- March / AprilMar. 4Mar. 18Mar. 25
2024-3 #188 | #211- May / JuneMay 6May 20May 27
2024-4 #189 | #212 -July / AugustJuly 1July 15July 22
2024-5 #190 | #213- September / OctoberSep. 2Sep.16Sep. 23
2024-6 #191 | #214- November / DecemberNov. 4Nov. 18Nov. 25

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