• Holidays but not for you

    It’s time for some relaxing and summer holidays here at Kisetsu-en, but we will keep you entertained.  As well as we need a little time off we also think you should be able to be inspired on a rainy day. When allowing ourselves self take…

  • Back budding trick for Yew bonsai

    Back budding tricks for Yew bonsai and best practice techniques to establish a healthy coniferous bonsai are explained in the main content of this week’s tutorial. You find the video here: https://shohin-europe.com/bonsai-video-studio-2/shohin-bonsai-library/ Precise back budding on Yew A specific method tested will be explained to…

  • Bonsai display Live Q&A

    Thursday at 8 PM (UTC +2) Copenhagen time, the monthly Live Q&A on Zoom is focused on two main questions. You are still welcome to add your questions, but we will use some time on the two main subjects. Question one is on displaying bonsai.…

  • Mame bonsai is fun

    The smallest bonsai is categorized as Shohin bonsai and a subcategory is Mame (bean) bonsai, only measuring up to 10 cm / 4 Inches. Shohin bonsai measures a maximum of 20cm/10 inches from the rim of the pot to the top of the tree (give…

  • Trimming leaves and flowers on bonsai

    The summer is here in a moment. Although the calendar mentions spring as the official season now the weather says summer, which influences the growth of the bonsai. Japanese maples Especially Japanese maples are a must-have in the bonsai collection, although not a native three…

  • Bonsai in Ueno park in Tokyo

    One of my friends who is not a bonsai man is in Japan to visit family who stay there for a period to study. He always sends me pictures when he stumbles upon bonsai wherever he is. This time Preben and his wife Kirsten ran…

  • Pushing bonsai ideas

    Pushing bonsai ideas is the most important part of my bonsai teaching. Techniques and caretaking are equally important parts of any workshop, but I try not to pressure certain styles or ways of designing a bonsai onto the participants. Instead, I try to set up…