Day Trips

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Day Trips

Adachi Museum of Art Trip

Sometimes, I miss Japan.  My interest in Japanese gardens pre-dates my obsession with bonsai, so I enjoy sharing information about places well worth visiting if you head to the Far East.  For those of you considering a program to study bonsai at the Fujikawa International School, keep in mind your[...]

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Day Trips, Fujikawa Kouka-en

Wisteria Bonsai

  With the dog days of summer upon us (in the Northern Hemisphere), it seemed like a good time to share a trip I took this Spring to immerse myself in the world of wisteria viewing.  Much like bamboo displays, wisteria bonsai have a light and cooling feeling.  Anyone who[...]

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Day Trips, Gardens of Japan

Nanzen-ji Temple Complex, Kyoto

During my time here in Japan, I’ve made it a point to spend my oh so infrequent days off experiencing temples, gardens, and other culturally important sites.  My breaks from the bonsai grind generally leave me even more tired than normal as I go into “tourist mode” and see as[...]

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Day Trips

Katsuragi San Trip

  Yesterday, I went to see the azaleas blooming on Katsuragi Mountain.  I will have a Facebook Album uploaded soon as well with more photos of today’s adventure.  After setting out, 4 train changes and a bus ride put me at the base of the mountain in 3 hours.  Most[...]

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