Shunka-en working on a Black pine with reverse taper.

The people in the pictures are gardeners.They all wear a blue uniforms.These people are still studying to be gardners.They had to follow a 3 day class at Shunka-en for the gardner education they follow.The woman you see first lived in fukushima but had to build a new...

Shunka-en restyling a red pine.

Also have to say that Kobayashi has 2 european native trees.A italian took a big Olive and Mugo pine with his suitcase ,unfortunately i don’t have pictures of it.Here a few antique chinese pots.On the top of the pot were some cracks filled up with gold, have to...

2 week trip to Japan at Shunka-en part 4 Auction

Than at night there was an action with all the bonsaimasters from Japan with high quality trees , display stand , pots,…But first we had a delicious dinner over there :DAnd than the auction could start In the middle you see Kimura-san ,…Over there i hald a...

2 week trip to Japan at Shunka-en part 3 Green Club market

Here are some of Green club market.We also went to Kokufu but unfortunately we couldn’t make pictures.i had some nice talks with Matt Reel and Peter tea ,…Here you see Oyakata The S cube salesstand and some others.With some of the most amazing trees, pots...

2 week trip to Japan at Shunka-en Part2

Beautiful pine in the middle of Kobayashi’s private collectionA beautiful hollow ume.TaxusOne of Oyakata’s famous JunipersThis is a fieldgrown Black pine.Not the best material , not so old bark , a major wound.The thing is Yamadori material has the hardest...