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23rd annual Goman-Goku Bonsai Exibition

The Goman Goku bonsai show is hosted by Daijuen bonsai nursery at a performance theater in Okazaki Japan.  2013 marks the events 23rd year. It’s a small show, however the quality of trees is quite high in comparison to many regional bonsai shows of this…

Autumn at Aichien.

It’s Autumn in Nagoya and I’ve really been enjoying the cool weather, lack of mosquitos and beautiful leaves here at Aichien.  It only seems fair that I share some photos.  Most of these are from around the yard at Aichien.  A couple of photos are…

Styling work. Japanese Black Pine.

Now that the weather is cooling down in Nagoya it is a perfect time to wire and style pines and junipers.  Mr. Tanaka has plenty of both here at Aichien, so my fellow apprentices and I have been very busy.  At this time in the…

26th Annual Nagoya Castle Bonsai Show.

Nagoya Castle is a great place to visit and in my opinion one of the nicest places in Nagoya to host a bonsai exhibition.  There is a lot of foot traffic, it is outdoors and the scenery and atmosphere is really pleasant. This year the…

Bonsai Appreciation: Japanese Black Pine

It’s early autumn here in Japan.  This means it is the start of show season.  There will be plenty of show coverage going around the internet so I thought I’d take a moment to talk about some basic bonsai appreciation. Aichien has a lot of…