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
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
Vlog #2 is online and ready for viewing!
Watch the first video in my brand new VLOG series, now available on youtube!
Culture Japan’s rich cultural heritage permeates every aspect of modern life, from the daily interactions of folks on the streets to the way dinner is served at local eateries. Attention to detail, appreciation of subtle beauty, and impeccable customer service are … Read More
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Tosho is perhaps my least favorite species to work with in bonsai culture. Not only is it a fickle species, often dropping branches unexpectedly, but the pain and frustration in wiring … Read More
The “Bonsai Intermediate Course” was published a few days ago and the first independent reviews are here: “I can only recommend to everybody who is serious about bonsai or who thinks of becoming serious to enroll.” Walter Pall “The video … Read More
We are now offering a guided Japanese bonsai tour in November 2016. Participants will be taken to the Taikan-ten Bonsai Exhibition in Kyoto; the Omiya Bonsai Village, Masahiko Kimura’s garden, and Kunio Kobayashi’s garden in Tokyo; Aichi-en and Shimpuku-ji in Nagoya; … Read More
Bonsai is all about the long game, and a vast majority of the techniques we apply to trees are carried out with a vision that might not be fully realized until years, if not decades, down the road. Trees that … Read More
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