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Taikan-Ten Round up

The Taikan-Ten is Japan’s second largest bonsai show and is held annually in November. Unlike other shows in Japan, the Taikan-Ten focuses on bonsai displays and features excellent Tokonoma. While I’ve spent the last week gorging on thanksgiving left-overs, I’ve … Continue reading

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Capital Bonsai

When I started this blog about a month ago, one of my original purposes was to help promote the websites and people who I felt had a significant impact on my bonsai education and should play a big part in … Continue reading

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Konpakuto

“Bonsai are compact. The tree always wants to get bigger. Bigger, bigger, bigger (gestures as if the tree is inflating like a balloon). We always work to make our bonsai more compact (gesturing as if the balloon is incrementally deflating). … Continue reading

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Prudence With Pruning

Prudence Noun 1. The ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason 2. Sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs 3. Skill and good judgment in the use of resources 4. Caution or circumspection as to … Continue reading

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A Prelude to Bonsai

My trees are still alive. I’ve had many bonsai. Many people I know have had many bonsai. But mine are still alive. When I was young, maybe 5th grade, I was mesmerized by the miniature trees on a cart at … Continue reading

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