The Secret Techniques Of Bonsai

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The Secret Techniques Of Bonsai Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Kodansha America, Inc
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Pages: 114 Illustrations and other contents: 1 Illustrations, unspecified Language: English ISBN: 9781568365435 Categories: ,

Provides detailed information about growing bonsai from seedlings or beginner plants and advice on shaping, pruning, training, grafting and re-potting trees. This book shows gardeners how to improvise with any readily-accessible bonsai tools, as well as gardening or even simple workshop tools. Japan’s leading bonsai experts offer not only the basics for creating perfect bonsai, but also secret techniques the family has developed over generations of careful work and observation. It covers such skills as: taking a cutting for a new bonsai in winter while the plant

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"Incorporating advice from his son, a tree doctor, the author teaches how to produce splendid specimens." -The Washington Post

Author Biography

MASAKUNI KAWASUMI II worked in the family bonsai business for decades, designing his own tools and cultivating bonsai on a professional level. He took over the business in 1950. Masakuni II is credited with popularizing bonsai around the world. For his work in tool making, he was awarded a Yellow Ribbon Medal by the Japanese Government in 1993. In 1996, he established the Masakuni Museum of Cutting Tools and Industrial Tools near Tokyo. When his father died in 2002, MASAKUNI KAWASUMI III took over the business, which he runs today while continuing his research in the cultivation and care of bonsai.