The story of Bonkichi
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19th, February. Time to rain from snow. I have to upload on this site today. But, Its really hard. I knew that I am not good man. I keep working. But, I know its not enough. I did some practice about it. But, I know its not enough for happy life.
Solar term Do you know it? China and some of few country use this calendar. Also old Japan too. This is starting new year on today in solar term. I expressed determination to upload this site once the 5 days! Do you feel spring? This is top of branch of Karin “Chinese quince” bonsai. Can you see new bud? I feel spring! but, Don’t let your guard down. Too cold in Japan.
”No rest for the wicked.” I’m not wicked. But, I felt not enough time for two years that after finished bonsai apprenticeship. This is good start blog on 2018, Right? I had some big event that made me chain to bonsai garden. I mean hard to working outside. So I have to sale my bonsai to keep alive. This is short movie that we working on yahoo Auction trees. Bottom one is not finish auction yet. Japanese white Pine and chiojubai were finished auction now. That was too cheap and gave me big red. Its so happy life. […]
Team Daijuen organized Gomangoku ten. I made movie. I’m happy if you enjoy it. Please check this out☆
We made own bonsai bench. But, We didn’t have enough time to working on our bonsai. Tomomi is still on the apprenticeship. She doesn’t have time. But, I’m running own bonsai business. But, I keep working for others. Not enough time. So we can practice at night. I upload short movie on YouTube and some detail CRAZY WORKS that for CRAZY members. I want to share more…
I worked bonsai show in Kyoto. I was just choreman up there. But, My partner Tomomi is member of Kyosai. She did advertising and guiding. I’m lucky man.
This is before work. That was 62cm/24.4inch high. I planned to cut back right low branch. But, I didn’t it. Can you see where I did? Here. Okay. I will cut back right low branch.
Before work. Shooting session. You know which is my work? I made wire seems like “L” and stick into the pot from bottom. Heated copper is not hard. But, We can make hard when we knock it. You can hold big branch if you knock enough. I set guy wire and bend down. long way to go… We practice bonsai at night. practice！ We hope it will be PERFECT！ We found some white spot. We thought that is “scale insect”. Brush […]
“Restyling to pass the Kokufu test” I dreamed to get order like this when I started bonsai apprentice about 10 years ago. I don’t know Oyakata knows that or not. The end of 2016, Oyakata gave me that words. “Yes, Sir” I could hide my feeling. I didn’t grin. I think. When I started working on this juniper while exhilarating, Some people are does not recommend Kokufu bonsai show this tree. They think this tree needs to grow over three years to try Kokufu. Them opinion make me excited. Because, I think that tree easy to pass Kokufu test after CRAZY touch. But, I didn’t say anything […]
About a month later since restyling. Time to change new angle and pot! Tomomi got day off for apprenticeship to help repotting. Akadama 80%, Pumice 20% and little bit charcoal. Sorry, I should make dry before repotting. But, This shimpaku stand in the rain. The first, take off old soil where will be out of soil after change angle. The work should be enjoy☆ Right? Then make flat bottom to new angle. Easy to hold new pot after made flat. I want to touch when I see […]
I bought this tree into debt on mid-February. Looks snake right? This is behind shoot. Good tree?? Just so many flower. The first, I took off every flower. Shimpaku juniper spend so much energy to make flower and seeds. I need good foliage. Then grow few months to make strong. Five months later, Time to wrap wire and set branches. Brush up trunk and branches. and removed bottom big branches! […]
This is the last article about bench! We painted wood preservative everywhere and tie boards with frame timber.\( ˆoˆ )/ We did it！ We keep working 8am to 5pm. It was very hot day. They did great work!! It is considerate of carpenter Noguchi to delicate work even young guy. Impossible to make it if we don’t have him. I am honored to receive this kind of opportunity. Mr, CRAZY has been eagerly waiting for it. So he got own bonsai bench！We are really look forward to develop bonsai life here!! Then Mr, CRAZY set up pink cloth […]
I give you cool shot of carpenter Noguchi . He making mark where is center of pole and levelness. CRAZY just smiling☆ CRAZY measuring without meaning. He just wants to do something. I know his feeling, CRAZY! Just checking position of pole. Then take back every parts. to paint antiseptic. Hinoki cypress is non-spoilable items. But, We paint antiseptic to make stronger. This bonsai bench is kind of partner for our bonsai crazy life. We pic Creosote oil. Its not so expensive and good works. Long-established bonsai nursery […]
We have to move this stone. Impossible(´；ω；｀) Also CRAZY power, too. Could not lift up even two guys. We knew that stone is over 200kg. Thats hard to move it. So we decided to bury back in the ground! Not big deal if we could make bonsai bench. Let’s play it by ear! Good enough‼︎ Check the levelness of stone. Put on stone where is bottom of pole. Noguchi made guide mark to see the pole point. Great teamwork！ Mr, CRAZY choose stone place. Getting there! The south which is we buried back in the ground. Good sunlight this bonsai bench. Better to check a point of the compass when […]
The first, We have to make own bonsai bench to start our life of Bonsai CRAZY. Carpenter Noguchi helped Mr, and Ms, CRAZY. Mr, CRAZY met Noguchi when he started bonsai apprenticeship at Daijuen. We tried to match our schedule 4 months ago. Mr, CRAZY draw some plans. This is the first idea. We are so happy to planning our bonsai garden! This is my parents garden. We going to make private bonsai garden here. I mean that will not bonsai shop or public bonsai nursery. We want to make bonsai here. Recording movies and taking pictures to share on this site. Its private bonsai garden. Our aim is keep […]
I bought this tree without seen some detail. So I have to think which is good front for the first step to working on. Good view from right side? This is Juan choose. Thank you Juan! I make this front! I’ll introduce him later. This tree had few old wire that I took off. Also I cut off some branches. here and here. some branches. This is before start wiring. I set branches bottom up. I shared this picture to my partner. She goes, “I think better to cut right branch and to big lowest branch […]