Join us on our next Japan Bonsai Tour in June 2016, and visit Taisho-en nursery in Shizuoka!
This year’s Kokufu-ten Japanese National Bonsai Exhibition, held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno, presented nearly 500 of the best bonsai in Japan over a two week period, drawing in visitors from dozens of countries around the world. … Read More
To welcome in 2016, Bjorvala Bonsai Studio is offering a 20% discount on all ceramics in our online shop between January 2-10. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to purchase high-quality antique Japanese and Chinese pots. C’mon, spend a little of … Read More
This Shimpaku Juniper is a testament to the power of the selfish gene, the will to survive in the face of extreme environmental conditions, the struggle to last just long enough to reproduce and thus carry on those genes through … Read More
This tree was featured in the 88th Kokufu-ten and is a collected Itoigawa Shimpaku with foliage on the coarse end of the foliar spectrum. When it arrived at Kouka-en, it was in disrepair – the deadwood was covered in fungus, … Read More
The Japanese term “kemono” (meaning “beast”) really doesn’t even begin to describe the power of this incredible Japanese Black Pine. At 130cm tall, its impressive size dominants the benches at Kouka-en nursery, dwarfing the trees around it. This unique specimen … Read More
Needle Juniper (Juniperus rigida) is a polarizing species in the bonsai world. Love ’em or hate ’em, they make incredible specimens if properly worked year after year. As with any Juniper species, Needle Junipers can be found with a range … Read More
First and foremost, thank you to everyone who signed up for and supported the recently released online Beginner’s Bonsai Course. With your help, it has been a huge success thus far! After receiving many requests, Bjorvala Bonsai and Bonsai Empire … Read More
After another major hiatus, The Bonsai Art of Japan is back with Episode 44, featuring Fujikawa International Bonsai School student Jerome Illat from France. Watch as Jerome takes you through the styling process of a field-grown Itoigawa Shimpaku Juniper!