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Fujikawa Kouka-en

Feeling Light-Headed

I had about 10 posts to write about things going on in America but those can be written later.  I’m on the front lines of bonsai excellence again in Osaka, Japan to continue my studies and help my Oyakata prepare for the Kokofu-ten and Taikan-ten.  Jet-lagged as hell I showed[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en

Blog Update

Thank you for bearing with me as I learn to navigate the process of creating and upgrading my blog.  Now, all the photo galleries I’ve uploaded have a slide-show feature and a number of other issues have been resolved; an issue yet to be addressed is the frequency of posting[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en

Camellia Restyle

This and some other upcoming posts will not be the article-length variety that I sometimes write.  Free time is shorter than ever with a trip back to Japan for November and December coming up.  I’d stay a lot longer but the wonderful folks in charge of the Bonsai Societies of[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en

Nashville Bonsai Society Regional Show

Thanks to all the people I’ve met over the last few months for pestering me to continue writing this blog.  It’s been hectic and the focus of this post was one contributing factor.  More posts will be released with far less than 5 month gaps soon : ). The Show:[...]

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Kusamono

Kusamono of Taikan-ten 2011

After moving back to America in a few months back, life has been chaotic and wonderful.  I’ve already met a ton of great people and had the opportunity to style some excellent bonsai while on the road.  As I sort through the thousands of photos from my time as a[...]

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Bonsai Art Japan, Fujikawa Kouka-en

Kusamono of Taikan-ten 2012

This is not all of them, but many of the ones I liked or thought were done well regardless of my personal preferences.  My favorites were mostly single species shitakusa (meaning “under-grass”) displayed with bonsai; the moss and pyrossia ones being best.  Kusamono is a catch-all term.  This information comes[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en, Kusamono, Progressions

A Few More Kusamono

Some of the kusamono I made earlier this year really came out well.  It’s inspiring to see the really old ones here and every exhibition attended provides me with more insight into this very addictive, very important aspect of bonsai display.  While on the subject of kusamono, I was chastised[...]

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