Vlog #28 is ready for your viewing pleasure! This week’s video features my return to the US and the first week on tour across the country for 2017. Check out the full video above!
Vlog #27 features my last few days living in Japan before returning permanently to the US. Thanks to all of you for your support thus far. See you all soon, somewhere in the world!
Despite the sunny weather here in Osaka, there’s a heavy feeling hovering over today. I’ve been psychologically preparing myself for this day for months, but now that it’s finally here, I realize just how unprepared I actually am. After … Read More
This past week, Nanxi and I hosted a group of 19 people from all over the globe on our World Bonsai Convention Japan Bonsai Tour. The group couldn’t have been any better, with personalities gelling from the get-go. We spent … Read More
What an incredible event! The World Bonsai Convention in Saitama was by far the most epic bonsai convention I’ve been to thus far in my career. Not only were the trees on display mind blowing, but the attendance was beyond … Read More
I know, I know…it’s been a long time since posting anything new on the blog here. It’s been a very busy, very hectic spring season, from the Kokufu-ten in February to four weeks on the road in Europe in March, … Read More
This past week, we had a fantastic new tree show up at Kouka-en: this massive Juniper (Juniperus procumbens). This bonsai has been featured in the Kokufu-ten exhibition twice in the past and was in need of a styling overhaul. The … Read More
We are in full Kokufu-ten preparation mode at Kouka-en in these last two weeks leading up to the event. As happens every year, it’s a mad dash to the finish line, making sure that everything is in order. This not … Read More
It’s been a hectic autumn/winter season here in Japan. The Taikan-ten exhibition in November was a huge success and we’ve finally moved into the colder winter months, which means the work pace at the nursery is now slowing down a … Read More
Vlog #3 is uploaded!
Vlog #2 is online and ready for viewing!
Watch the first video in my brand new VLOG series, now available on youtube!
It’s always a pleasure spending time at Bonsai Sense in Mallorca, Spain. Not only is Mallorca itself beautiful, but the trees are incredible, the food is superb, and the people are like extended family. This is my third stint at … Read More
This follow-up to the previous post about repotting in summer features the time-lapse video of this Sonare Juniperus procumbens. The bonsai arrived at Kouka-en nursery in Osaka back in May 2016. Unfortunately, I was on a teaching tour in Europe and the … Read More
Can you repot a bonsai in the summer? It’s a question I’m often asked, and the short answer is yes…sometimes. There are many factors to consider when deciding if a bonsai can be repotted in the summer heat. These include the purpose, … Read More
It’s your last chance to sign up for our January 2017 Gafu-ten Japan Bonsai Tour! Apply before the August 1st deadline, and join us on an adventure through Japan. You will be guided to the Gafu-ten all shohin bonsai exhibition … Read More