HOOKED  2008

When CRAZY was 23 years old, he went to a stadium to hear a Japanese politician speak.

There were many speakers with many views about the issues of the time.

Before the main speaker began, a beautiful Japanese Black Pine in a shallow ceramic pot was presented to the audience.

It was love at first sight.

Not one word of the speech entered his mind. CRAZY was completely transfixed on the Bonsai. The next month he began an apprenticeship at Daiju-en (Bonsai Nursery).