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Shohin

Strapped tight

How to fix a black pine that is rather too dull…

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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Spring

All about roots

Hiroki Miura guides you through the struggles of repotting pines, pruning and cutting their roots


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Propagating

Giant Itabi

How to create bonsai from cuttings: This time we are working with Giant itabi (Ficus thunbergii)


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Step by Step

Queen of pines

With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka) the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to create moyogi style with a pine.


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Masterclass

Wired up?

Improving your wiring skills with Chiharu Imai


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Technique

Pruned by bacteria?

Using beneficial bacteria for stronger, better ramified and disease-free bonsai.


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Grafting

A ‘needle wrap’

Grafting is a very useful technique for conifers such as junipers and pines.


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Shohin

Winning touches

Morten Albek takes time to go through some of the shohin displays at the Nöelanders Trophy.


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Propagating

A corky type

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 piece of material through to completion. This time we work with cuttings of the Nishikimatsu,…...


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Seed

From scratch

Under the guidance of Hiroki Miura Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, tries her luck this time with propagation from seed, cuttings and root division.


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Gallery

East meets west

A selection of the Bonsai from the WBC in Saitama, Japan. And a selection of Mauro Stemberger’s best bonsai.

Profile

A different way

The bonsai passion of Torben Brenfeldt His first encounter with bonsai was not very positive, but Torben Brenfeldt was determined to master the art — in particular the art of shohin. What was your professional education? I was trained as a carpenter. Can you tell us how you got into…...


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Display

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. He’s not here to judge them, but to add some words on how to display…...


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