today, one is in Nagoya at Aichi-en, the seedbed of Jonishiro Tanaka which us nicely open doors who us nicely open doors of its garden. One makes make the turn of the trees to see some details and then to make a turn of the workshops, the infrastructure, a guided tour to make you discover this beautiful garden, because there, at first sight, there are really trees of an exceptional quality. There, one is really pile at the good moment for the colors of Momiji frankly, it is really almost limit of the end (of the colors of the autumns), for some, for others they are more advanced others late that also depends on trees That one is splendid! To make safe a seedbed, it is clear in Japan, they have dogs in each place it is usual I can understand with the sight of the value of the trees… who are to store, it is rather comprehensible. Extraordinary Tosho! It is really a trick of insane! Here, a small zone with small trees, Shohin and Kifu Shuhin also a little bit. There one makes some passes on one a bridge with like a dry river, There there is a large water reserve made for watering, I think that do not have to be obvious on Nagoya, on the level of water because there is a large tank like that who is a water reserve. That gives an idea of the size, it is a tree which makes, almost 1,5m top what! There, rather a zone with not bad of leafy trees, it is seen well that the garden is delimited into two. There is really a zone rather coniferous, and a zone really leafy, and rather Kaede (Buerger maple) Much Kaede, and not bad of Momiji also (maple palmatum) There are really very very beautiful trees! Ramifications who make turn the head! There, there is Arakawa! (Acer Palmatum Arakawa) with an extraordinary movement. I push a little the branches, so that you can see, On trees like that, one will pay attention so that one makes! See the movement! and the nébari. It is a tree which is already large! it is really extraordinary. There are known enough trees, that you already could see, sometimes exposed to Kokufu-ten or Taiken-ten or even in photograph, in particular it Kaede in this blue pot It is there that one realizes that enters the photograph and reality, there is a wide variation, because this tree, you will be able to re-examine it in photograph, you will easily find it on Internet, one with the impression that it is a tree which must make, in the 70cm, some thing like that, and in the real face, bein in fact see, compared to me, it is a tree which makes almost 1m. There is really a shift between the photograph and real size of the trees. There, coniferous level one finds of all Black pine, pine White, Red pine… Rigida (juniper) many yamadori If Mr. Tanaka is of agreement, can one ask him questions for for a video and French public? yes of course Ask your questions! Is Mr. Tanaka the Owner and Master of this garden? to which generation he does belong? Third or fourth generation? 4th! Mr. Tanaka is resulting from the fourth generation. Its back postpones large father to begin and assemble the seedbed. Since how long that made that the seedbed does exist? 121 years! His son will take the continuation His son will take the continuation and thus the 5th generation. That made 121 years that the garden exists. Does Mr. Tanaka have favorite petrols? such as for example, does he like to work Momiji or Kaede? Which is its speciality? Does what it like more? It is specialized in Kaede on rock yes, it is my speciality and what I like. It are specialized here on the manufacturing of Kaede on rock, It is here a little their speciality, on the level of this garden. Can I also say to the level of the Pines black on rock? yes completely! Pines on rock too! On the pines black also, it are fixed enough here, What prefers Mr. Tanaka? Very large trees, small trees? Which are your favorite trees? In fact….I adore all… In fact he likes all! The large one until the small one… and do you like the styles with movements? Yes, he likes the trees of style moyogui and Bunjin Kengai (cascades) yes all sizes, the very large one and the small one like the shohin… Are many people foreign here with the seedbed? Do they come to study? In this place in particular! How much are there students? two currently! yes, one which comes from Chile and the other which is American. One of Chile and the other of the United States. Thus currently there are two students with Aichi, one which comes from Chile and the other from the United States. Do people who want to make a training with Mr. Tanaka, how long have to remain? one year? Two years? 5 years normally! Normally 5 years! They are the rules of association they are the rules of Japanese association to have a diploma. yes all made to be diplômer! Japanese association of bonsai issues a certificate at the end of 5 years of studies. After 5 years of training, the Japanese association of Bonsai issues an official certificate as what you know followed a 5 years training in this garden. For those which would like to make this kind of formation, either you can contact Mr. Tanak but it is complicated a little, do not hesitate if you wish it to send a small e-mail to us, with Shohin Bonsai, one can make a relai or give a contact. A training in Japan, it is a true commitment on the level of time it to leave you your family, it is necessary all for you to leave… to remain here, during several years. Thank you very much Mr. Tanaka, thank you very much! It was the inetrview with Mr. Jonishiro Tanaka.


  1. Salut Fabrice, c'est pas super gentil de nous démoraliser comme ça… Tout ce que j'aime, des pins et des érables sublimes ! Un jour j'irai au Japon pour faire le tour de ces jardins.

  2. Une belle surprise avec cette vidéo de magnifique bonsaï et une interview très intéressante. Merci Fabrice et aussi un grand merci Alexandre.

  3. C’est vraiment magnifique tous ça ! Des arbres qui font rêver c’est pour ça que je suis passionné du bonsaï pour voir de beau arbres comme ça !

  4. Ohlala ce jardin est splendide. Merci pour ce partage qui nous a fait voyager et découvrir Mr Tanaka. Une famille d'artiste, c'est clair et de passionnés. 5 ans de formation au japon, ça doit être tellement génial !

  5. Super visite, au sujet des érables, l’on me fait souvent remarquer que mes pots sont trop profonds, tiens donc, les mêmes que sur cette vidéo, comme quoi ?

  6. Bonjour les bonsaïkas, n’hésitez pas à me dire si vous avez aimé ce type de format vidéo. Les visites dans les jardins à Bonsaïs peuvent être une source d’inspiration pour beaucoup d’entre nous!
    Retrouvez l’ensemble des jardins que j’ai visité pour vous dans cette playlist:
    On se retrouve très vite dans une prochaine vidéo 👍😉

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