A Goyomatsu with a inhabitant.

Here is another Goyomatsu i could style.As you can see the tree needed some heavy bending in the first 3 branches , the branches needed to go more down to create a more natural and old looking tree. How did i bend it?Because it wasnt easy to use the jack at this...

A 800 year old yama Shimpaku shaped by Fukita-san

Fukita-san had to style the oldest tree at Shunka-en , a 800 year old shimpaku yamadori.So i could help Fukita with removing all the old foliage, prepare raffia , wrap it on branches that needed to be bend and wire the tree and help with the shaping.this was the tree...

Interesting deadwood technique on a Goyomatsu

Next tree i worked on was this beautiful Goyomatsu.The bark is nice of this one and it had a beautiful hollow natural shari at the bottom.At the top it had some shari to , to make this more interesting it was hollowed out with a knobcutter.But the problem now was that...

The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination

So i’ve been back from 3 Months of Japan after a while now.It was a short time but i learned so much and not only about Bonsai but also life.Before there wasn’t much i understand fully, i may have thought i did.However as the last year passed in my life, i...