Bonsai Master Class: Lessons and Tips from a Japanese Master for All the Most Popular Types of Bonsai (with Over 600 Photos & Diagrams) (Paperback)

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Take a master class by one of the world's greatest living bonsai masters

Kunio Kobayashi is one the world's most recognized bonsai artists. In this comprehensive book, he presents all the essential techniques needed to plant and maintain the most popular types of bonsai--from pines, cypress and cedar to flowering trees and other beloved varieties, including grasses.

Bonsai Master Class is a book for new fans and longtime aficionados alike, showing you how, with the help of human hands, a bonsai tree can evolve and thrive over centuries. This book provides you with all the vital information you need, including:
  • A thorough explanation of the basic bonsai types and styles, and their characteristics
  • Guidance in the art of selecting the right plants, pots and spaces to display your bonsai
  • Tips on getting started including purchasing the plants, assembling the necessary tools and choosing the soils
  • Advice and techniques for planting, repotting, watering, pruning, shaping, wiring and protecting your plants, including a seasonal schedule of tasks for each type of bonsai
  • Detailed lessons for specific bonsai varieties like Japanese cypress, red pine, maple, zelkova, sakura and more

You'll be inspired by Kobayashi's award-winning bonsai ranging from classic types to out-of-the-box originals, showing how this art form is as individual as it is traditional. His book will become your bible as you nurture and cultivate your skills and knowledge of these venerable plants.

About the Author

Kunio Kobayashi embarked on the path of becoming a bonsai artist in 1976 while preparing to run his family's horticulture business. He is a four-time winner of the Prime Minister's Award at the Japan Bonsai Styling Exhibition and a seven-time winner of the Grand Prize at the Sakujuten Bonsai Exhibition in Japan. An avid promoter of bonsai worldwide, he has made more than 200 visits to over 30 countries, conducting lectures and seminars to spread the art form, while mentoring over a hundred young bonsai artists. He owns and operates the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo.
Product Details
ISBN: 9784805317433
ISBN-10: 4805317434
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English