Fujikawa Kouka-en

Fujikawa Kouka-en

A few kusamono

  I  keep talking about kusamono with friends so felt like posting a few.  A few things to consider about kusamono (which literally translated means “weed thing”). Ninety-nine percent of the time, an immature feeling is not desirable when displaying kusamono as a companion plant in bonsai display.  The feeling[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en, Refinement Techniques, Styling

Stewartia monadelpha

While this species is not exactly easy to find outside of Japan, let alone as bonsai, the techniques presented here with some minor tweaks work for many deciduous tree species.  Stewartia monadelpha, aka Himeshara,  is also just plain cool so here goes….. One day I hope this species is as[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en

Poodles and Manicures

There is very little that really gets me fired up when it comes to bonsai discussions. Generally, a person’s opinion about something as subjective as art is just that; subjective.      However, I feel the issue of “Bonsai Groomers” or “Bonsai Hair Dressers” needs to be addressed.  I’ve been[...]

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Reflections on Bonsai

Bonsai? Why?

Bonsai? Why? FEATURED I have been reluctant to write a blog up until now as you need to have something novel, or at least somewhat interesting to say.  I have built up enough experiences and mastered “Hidden Crane Sweeping Technique”, so it’s time to share what has happened thus far and[...]

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