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
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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
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
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
It’s quite common to see trees from previous Kokufu-ten National Exhibitions filter through Kouka-en here in Osaka. In fact, with Mr. Fujikawa’s obsession with sourcing and selling top quality material, it’s more of an inevitability. What’s less common, though, is … Read More
The second and third days of the tour were spent visiting famous gardens and temples in and around Kyoto. Tenryu-ji in the Arashiyama area just west of the city was the group’s first stop. This temple was founded in 1339 … Read More