John Armitage in Japan
This is the story of John’s first trip to Japan, to study at the amazin Taisho-en Nursery in Shizuoka (the foot of Mt. Fuji), run by Mr Nobuichi Urushibata and specialises in Shohin bonsai. John’s story brings to life the day-to-day work and experiences of a professional Japanese bonsai nursery.
Repotting Shohin Bonsai
Article by John Armitage – repotting is a bonsai duty which we all do but possibly not as well as we could. There is a tendancy in the west to rush a tree into its final pot or repot far too frequently and instead of finalising the image sooner, we inadvertantly hold the trees development back.