• Preparations for winter

    Preparations for the winter is still a theme here. Light hoarfrost these days, but the trees are still outside. Pictures at the bottom of the post. There are no signs of real winter around, so no worries about rushing bonsai in to the shelter as…

  • The large landscape

    At my recent trip to India, I was at the bonsai workshop space of the group Bonsai Namaste. At a wall, you find an amazing large landscape build with sandstone, which took one of the supporters Manoj Kumar 8 months to complete. The landscape has…

  • Tokonoma night lights

    Tokonoma version 2.0 Now light is installed in the outdoor Tokonoma, finished this summer for enjoying bonsai viewing. This makes it possible to make a display in the evenings during the darker periods of autumn. Displayed is a not yet finished Japanese maple, but chosen…

  • Summer shohin display

    Summer isn’t normally the most preferred time of the year to show or display bonsai, according to the traditional Japanese customs. Probably because summer time is the hot season in Japan, and the growing season for bonsai therefore being out of shape and unfit for…

  • Tokonoma display and workshop

    At my studio we had a nice little workshop before the holiday starts. Ulf and Michael brought along some material to work at, and we had a very good concentrated workshop, almost forgetting talking in long periods. That¬īs how you recognise concentrated dedicated people, just…

  • Shohin 2012

    The past weekend I attended the national annual exhibition in the Danish Bonsai Society. The event took place at a bright place at the Danish Japanese Gardens. This time my small shohin display was awarded with the runners up prize, judged by the head demonstrator…

  • Mame and Shohin at the Swindon Image Winter Show

    Mark Cooper has once again kindly supported the blog with photos from another fine event. The Swindon & District¬†Winter Image Show in¬† the UK, presented a range of high quality mame¬†and shohin bonsai this year. Probably¬†the best is told. A gallery of the images to…

  • Shohin at Noelanders Trophy 2012

    Mark Cooper has kindly shared his excellent photos of Shohin (20 cm / 8 inch high), Kifu (around 25-35cm / 10-14 inches) and then some Chuhin (maximum 45cm / 18 inch), shown at Noelanders Trophy 2012, in Belgium. All photos is the courtesy of Mark…

  • Western scroll painting

    Trying a new modern way using a scroll painting done by a western art painter A.A. Sanvig (www.aasanvig.com). For a long time it has been discussed how we can adapt the traditional Japanese way of bonsai in the west, just not copying what already done.…

  • Displaying Shohin-bonsai

    The featured images are from the SHOHIN BONSAI FAIR ‚Äúthe 19th Shuga-ten‚ÄĚ held in Tokyo, JAPAN, kindly supported by the Japanese Shohin-bonsai Association. Now the display section of the website here is almost updated and reconstructed from the original website. The final transfers of material…