I’m often asked “How many trees do you think you’ve worked on over the years?” to which the only appropriate response is “I’ve lost count.” There are a few trees, though, that I’ve had the privilege of designing that have … Read More
As the summer finally starts to wind down, it’s nice to take a step back and enjoy our deciduous bonsai in full leaf before their color starts to change and the branches become bare. If your deciduous trees have been … Read More
Join us in February 2018 for a Tour of Japan, including a visit to the Kokufu-ten! Experience the world’s top bonsai show in Tokyo, explore the Omiya Bonsai Village in Saitama, and immerse yourself in the culture of old Japan … Read More
It’s been a hectic month this July – Nashville, Knoxville, Asheville, Denver and Norway. Needless to say, I’ve had a difficult time keeping up with the vlog updates here on my website. Have no fear, though…the latest three vlogs are … Read More
Vlog #32 is ready for your viewing pleasure and features work on a private bonsai collection with a special connection to my time in Japan. Enjoy!
Nanxi and I have finally made the move to Nashville, TN! While we’re still in the process of searching for a home and property on which to build the nursery and school, we have settled into a temporary location in … Read More
Vlog #30 is available for your viewing pleasure. This time, we head to Toronto, Ohio, and Minnesota for some bonsai fun!
Vlog #29 is ready for your viewing pleasure. In this episode, we head to NYC to work on a fantastic bonsai collection.
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