35 thoughts on “The Bonsai Art of Japan – Episode 1.mov

  1. Mr. Fujikawa doesn't have an official book published yet, but he has been featured in many Kinbon Bonsai Magazine articles (bonsai.co.jp). I'll continue to post more of these videos featuring Mr. Fujikawa and his nursery as well!

  2. Toward the end of this video, when you post up the for more information, there is what appears to be a maple in the background in a wooden pot. I do not think I have ever seen a wooden bonsa pot before, and it immediately caught my eye. Is this some kind of training pot? What do you know of wood being used in pots in Japan of anything? Very curious.

  3. The maple in the training box at the end is a Shishigashira cultivar. The lower branches on the rear of this tree had weakened dramatically during the previous summer, so it was potted into this wooden box to allow better draining and oxygen penetration to the root system. I was a bit skeptical about moving it into this container as we had just repotted six months prior into a ceramic pot and I thought the branches would die for sure if we changed it again. BUT it turned out for the best

  4. Love the vids 🙂 @Owen San – old UK Proverb – 'May your trees never become as dry as your humour' haha classic. Great mix of species specific tips for maintenance and humour. What about a flowering species next – Quince or Hawthorn? 😛

  5. Bonsai1guy, thanks for the comment! Glad to see people enjoying the vids. We'll keep the topics you mentioned in mind for upcoming episodes.

  6. Very nice video, thank you for making it and sharing it. I just got into Bonsai with two little trees. I already love taking care of them. I'm jealous of what you are experiencing there!

  7. Besides yelling, you mean to tell me, that Fujikawa-san actually physically hits you? lol. Are we talking about a slap across the head, hand, etc?

  8. Great series, wonderful images, useful info, and… a fabulous sense of humour! (Who knew bonsai could be so much fun!)

  9. This is an amazing introduction to bonsai. I doubt many non-Japanese people understand what it takes in skill and patience and knowledge to "create" these trees. Thank you for showing and translating Fujikawa-san's discussion of the artistic theory behind the art.

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