Shohin Bonsai Europe

Morten Albek

Shohin Bonsai

Shohin bonsai is a special category of bonsai, with its own original style and expression. Translated from Japanese, 小品盆栽, it means a small thing in a pot. 

The official measure of a Shohin bonsai is a maximum height of the tree (measured from the rim of the pot) at 20 cm/7,5 inches.

The sub category Mame bonsai (bean bonsai), 豆盆栽, has a maximum height of 10 cm/ 4 inches.

Excellence in Shohin bonsai

Bringing Shohin bonsai  online knowledge and inspiration to you since 2003.  Morten Albek

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Tutorials with lectures focusing on single subjects.

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Follow the seasons. Learn what to do, and when.


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Behind the Shohin Course

Today the Shohin course at Bonsai Empire went live. You find it right here: Behind the production is…

Improve your skills - improve your bonsai.

Get in detail explanations on how to grow your own bonsai. In every video the aim is not only to tell you how, but also why.

Follow the seasons of bonsai throughout the year and experience how the seasonal changes enhances the beauty of the bonsai experience. 

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“I learned so much from this video. Really thank you. This has changed my life on bonsai treatment.” JM Bonsai.

“You are a great teacher. Most videos don’t explain the what and why behind decisions. THANK YOU!” Bomb Lacrosse.

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“Just wow! A very fine and sensitive work. Excellent screenplay and video.”  Jeremie Coillard.

The Bonsai Video Studio

The best way to experience bonsai learning online.


Improve your skills - Improve your bonsai

Monthly theme

Every month a new theme is added to the video section. The monthly theme is concentrated on a given subject.

Wiring – repotting – aesthetics and much more.

Watch whenever it suits you. You are not bound to watch it live, but have access to view any content at any time.


Excerpts or special editions will be available for precise tutorials with how to videos. Showing detailed instructions about wiring, repotting and much more. The archive will expand continuously.

Follow the seasons

A monthly VLOG from the bonsai garden of Morten Albek, will be online. Follow the fours seasons of bonsai and get valuable informations of handling bonsai throughout the year.



Do you have a question? How to often to water your Japanese Maple? Why pots are preferred unglazed for Conifers? How to take care of your bonsai during winter? Morten Albek gives his expert advices in video answers regularly as questions are collected.

About us

The Video Bonsai Studio is the online teaching part of Shohin Bonsai Europe by Morten Albek.