Monday we had another of our group meetings in Fuchi Bonsai http://www.fuchi-bonsai.com It is a very small group with my two friends Torben Pedersen and Johnny Eslykke. We meet every month for joy and bonsai workshop. We also arrange some … Continue reading
Introducing the Shohin-bonsai summer workshops and demos with Morten Albek This year I introduce some new workshops dedicated to shohin enthusiasts. First event is a summer shohin workshop at the studio, dealing with leaf pruning techniques specially of interest for … Continue reading
Having some time available these days I have reorganized some articles upon request. These progression articles hopefully will inspire to do some shohin and mame bonsai from either prepared material or ordinary garden stocks. At the moment six examples are … Continue reading
During my travel to Japan this year in July, I had the opportunity to visit several shohin bonsai growers. In Angyo I visited the nursery of Akimoto, a very friendly man, who sold me a small Shimpaku Juniper for a friendly prize. This coming Mame sized bonsai had a lot of good branches, a small compact trunk with good movement and tapering. So I decided to go with it, and in autumn I removed some foliage and turned living branches in to deadwood (jin) to add dramatic and reducing the size.
Today I took some time to adjust the foliage and place the branches. A few thin branches are not positioned because they are too thin and need just to be pinched when the overall foliage mass improves as it grows. Most of the future work will be careful pinching of the new growth to develop the wanted foliage pads.
The size now is 9 cm / 3,5 inches from base to the top jin.