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Fujikawa Kouka-en

A Plague On Both Your Houses

(The main photo is of a Flat-Head Borer removed from a Ponderosa Pine) There are some pests and pathogens that will deform, devalue, or downright decimate your bonsai.  It is rare that I see anything written on the blogs  so I felt it time to devote some keystrokes toward the[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en

South Dakota Rally

***The Bonsai Unearthed Website and Blog has a “new face” now.  New items for sale will be posted in the coming months including containers of all sizes, bonsai, and related goods.*** No, I didn’t go to Sturgis; I did disrobe a few trees and give some bonsai a more sleek[...]

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Fujikawa Kouka-en

FLORIDA!!!

There is one word to describe the bonsai community in Florida –  Wonderful.  My experiences in the Sunshine State have been both positive and inspiring.  I’ve seen everything from 13-year-olds working hard to earn plants at nurseries to people older than my parents braving alligators and snakes to collect ancient[...]

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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

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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