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Shohin course early bird

Pre-enroll the Shohin bonsai course, and get an early bird discount at 30% off the regular price. Discount ends November 7th. Please pre-enroll now at Bonsai Empire to get your discount. The Shohin bonsai course is  launched November 10th If you are already a paying member of the Shohin Bonsai Europe Studio, you have the …

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Bonsai India on print

Just a brief note, telling that the article about Bonsai Namaste now has been published in the Bonsai Focus Magazine. Read it there, or go to the Bonsai Namaste website to see more.

Shimpaku upside down

For a number of years I have been growing a small Juniperus Shimpaku, and followed the original position until now. The tree was purchased as a semi-finished piece at the Mansei-en nursery in Omiya, Japan, of late Saburo Kato in 2005, and mainly bought as a memory of the time spent with this most respected …

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Shohin displays at Noelanders

As promised in an earlier post, I will take a little time going through some of the shohin displays at Noelanders this year. Not to judge them (judges already did their job), but to put some words on the way of displaying shohin-bonsai the classical way at a exhibition. The obvious to put forward, is the …

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Ready for Noelanders / EBA2017

Finished all the cleaning up, details and applying moss on the soils surfaces i.e. on the bonsai that I will bring to the EBA 2017 exhibition at Noelanders Trophy this upcoming weekend. Today tables are cleaned and packed for the ride. Will be there from Friday and all the way to the end at Sunday. …

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Happy New Year

Spring is ahead of us in a future not so far away. Thanks for 2016 – looking forward to 2017.

Bonsai displaying – Kazari and Sekikazari

Displaying bonsai, Kazari, and especially  Sekikazari – shohin display, articles have now been moved from the old website, and appears in the menu at the top of the site. The articles are focused especially on Shohin-bonsai display but also deals with traditional bonsai display issues. I wish all readers and bonsai friends a Happy New Year. …

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Bonsai out in the open

Finally the weather have behaved and spring signs are present. So today was the time to bring out the bonsai from their shelter. It is always a good feeling to see trees and accents placed on the benches again facing a new growing season. Almost no repotting this year, so cleaning pots and making small …

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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 CzechVaclav Novac, who did not fancy shohin in racks for …

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Mame bonsai pots from Horie Bikoh

Specially imported modern Mame bonsai pots from Horie Bikoh kiln in Japan arrived yesterday. I have been searching for especially this kind of pot for some time, but newer came across it until now. Tomohiro Masumi from Koju-en in Kyoto helped me searching and came across these modern style Mame-bonsai pots at the recent Gafu-ten …

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