Shohin bonsai is the modern art in bonsai. 

小品盆栽 & 豆盆栽 – Shohin means “a small thing”. A tree is considered to be a Shohin Bonsai when 8″ (20 cm) or below.


One of the first dedicated to Shohin-bonsai in Europe.


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I have been around bonsai since the early nineties and always been fascinated by the smaller bonsai and growing them myself.

This led me to write two books about shohin-bonsai. I am travelling the world to demonstrate and lead workshops with both Shohin and larger sized bonsai.

At the Kisetsu-en bonsai online school we cover a wide range of three sizes and species.

With more than 25 years experience and a background as a gardener, I strive for excellence in bonsai and teaching you to grow your own bonsai.

Techniques, aesthetics and joy is key words in my teaching.
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I have been a member here for over a year, I wait eagerly for the next magazine each month.

I have found the videos to be extremely useful, not just for shohin but chuhin and larger trees.

I love the live Q&A on Zoom, it is a super way to interact with Morten as well as other members.
I wait for Almost Friday too, which can be as good as the monthly tutorials.

I have recommended Kisetsu en to lots of growers and continue to do so. I bought the Shohin book last year at the Trophy, and find that good too.

I find the various tutorials to be useful in depth and entertaining and well worth the money.
Many species are covered with material that is affordable for normal people rather than trees that very expensive.

Geoff Hobson

"Thank you for talking about the problems this spring in episode 7 of almost Friday and your personal answers per Mail.

Your advice gives me a lot and that helps me on my way."

Dennis Fitzek

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