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Bonsai Empire Course Review: Kimura Masterclass

Bonsai Empire Course Review: Kimura Masterclass

May 23, 2020

Bonsai Empire keeps rolling out new online courses, the latest being a rare look into the garden and work of Masahiko Kimura. This is the first time Mr. Kimura has agreed to do an online course. Kimura Masterclass is divided into several sections: 1. the styling of a windswept white pine, 2. creating a juniper […]

Jonas Dupuich Tells Us About ‘The Little Book of Bonsai’: Guest Post

Jonas Dupuich Tells Us About ‘The Little Book of Bonsai’: Guest Post

May 22, 2020

By Jonas Dupuich Some time ago, Michael Hagedorn suggested that he and I swap posts to share the stories of why we wrote our respective books: Bonsai Heresy in Michael’s case, and The Little Book of Bonsai in mine. Jonas Dupuich and a pine he wired in Japan I’d known about Michael’s interest in debunking […]

On Beauty in Bonsai-

On Beauty in Bonsai-

May 15, 2020

If we check in with our natural instincts around beauty, most of us prefer the pristine lake over the muddy swamp.  Those who have been to Crater Lake in Oregon will remember the brilliantly clear water contrasted with the arid surrounding landscape, and it probably struck you as speechlessly beautiful. Wetlands, with their reeds and […]