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English Books






5th World Bonsai Convention

This limited edition is the photo gallery of the bonsai, viewing stones, pots, people and magic that comprised this major event in world bonsai. In addition the 137 pages of gallery shots of bonsai and other items of art, there are special sections on Saburo Kato, John Naka, Yuji Yoshimura, The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, and much more. ...



Bountiful Bonsai
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Bonsai—the Japanese art of training plants to form elegant sculptures—is an age-old craft that appeals to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Bountiful Bonsai presents a radical new approach that applies bonsai techniques to everyday container gardening, instantly turning houseplants and herbs into beautiful and unusual bonsai sculptures!

Bonsai expert Richard Bender not only expects his plants to look good but to yield pleasant fragrances, fresh herbs and fruits for his table. ...



The Complete Book of Bonsai
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Presenting a unique blend of information and ideas, The Complete Book of Bonsai is the most lavish and up-to-date guide to the subject yet published. Harry Tomlinson is an internationally recognized authority on bonsai, and here brings this absorbing discipline within everybodys reach.

Size: 9 x 11", Cloth, 224 pages
700 full-color illustrations
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Bonsai - A Practical Guide - Aesthetics

Dedicated exclusively to the major principles of Japanese aesthetics as applied to bonsai, this book is practical and simple, yet full of ideas which will inspire and challenge your bonsai skills and understanding.

Francois Jeker, in addition to being an enormously accomplished bonsai artist and deadwood master is a skilled illustrator, painter, garden designer, photographer and set designer for television and theatre.
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A Japanese Touch for Your Garden

Thoroughly up-to-date in its approach and based on the principle that a garden must satisfy the gardener, not a set of inflexible guidelines, A Japanese Touch for Your Garden encourages readers to choose freely from the wide range of traditional Japanese design elements that suit individual needs and tastes. ...



Edoardo Rossi: Kazari

The Italian author, known for articles in BONSAI ART magazines, shares his detailed knowledge of the art of bonsai presentation. Produced in close cooperation with Japanese bonsai masters, this book gives guidance on basic and detailed questions concerning the exhibition of Bonsai and Suiseki.

256 pages, hardcover, 24 x 33 cm, 350 color photographs, English / Italian ...



Japanese Gardens

A magnificent book on the Japanese Garden Art, showing the 80 best gardens to be found in Japan. The beautiful pictures capture the essence of each garden and the concise descriptions give the period in which the garden was created, it's brief history, it's designer and more. A truly great work.
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Marc Peter Keane: The Japanese Tea Garden

Almost every Japanese garden is influenced by the tea garden. Marc Peter Keane describes the history, design, and aesthetics of tea gardens, from Tang China to the present day, with over one hundred stunning photographs, floor plans, and illustrations. The most extensive book on this genre ever published in English, The Japanese Tea Garden is a rich resource for garden lovers, landscape designers, and architects—and anyone who admires the striking aesthetic of the Japanese garden. ...



Niwaki - Trees in a Japanese Way

Hobson illuminates the practice known as niwaki in a fascinating, long overdue guide to shaping trees in ways that reflect the aesthetics of Japanese gardens. Hobson's regard for elements of garden design inspired by nature, and at times, derived literally from iconic features in Japan, shapes his writing. ...



Gardens in China

Author: Peter Valder

As travel to China increases, garden lovers look to specialty tours as a way of experiencing firsthand the unique aesthetic beauty and cultural traditions of Chinese garden design. Now Valder's illuminating compilation of more than 200 gardens promises to provide the ultimate resource for future travelers, who, before embarking on a trip, can study and savor images and information on diverse horticultural realms located throughout China. ...



Japanese Gardens

Author: Geeta K. Mehta, Kimie Tada

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. ...



The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto

Author: Katsuhiko Mizuno & Masaaki Ono

Kyoto gardens epitomize the austere yet visually potent elements of Japanese garden design. Mizuno's exquisite photography reveals the essential attributes of Japan's primary garden styles, offering breathtaking glimpses of private landscapes where refined textural effects are achieved in vast ponds surrounded by emerald evergreens, dry gravel waterfalls, and mossy expanses. ...



Forest, Rock Planting and Ezo Spruce Bonsai

We are very honored to present this long awaited museum quality treasure by the true master of forest rock plantings. Previously available only in Japanese, this classic stands as the definitive book on the subject and is a noble addition to the collection of top quality bonsai books now available in the English language. ...



The Art of the Japanese Garden

Author: Michoko & David Young

Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award! Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. the goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic quality or atmosphere. ...



Japan's Master Gardens

No two Japanese gardens are ever the same. Each is inimitable, yet embodies commonalities of design and aesthetic taste. Each finds the space for innovation within a tradition that benefits from a thousand years of applied knowledge in gardening and landscape architecture. Japan's Master Gardens explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping, from the self-imposed confines of courtyard designs to the open expanses of the stroll garden.
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Japanese-Style Gardens

A concise, authoritative overview of Japanese gardens in the United States

Japanese-inspired gardens have delighted Americans since they were introduced in the United States a century ago. Their style has evolved from the earliest public display gardens to the friendship gardens of the postwar period to more recent naturalistic woodland gardens. Yet they have always been cherished places to connect with nature and experience one of the world’s most revered cultural traditions.
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Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno

Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. He has worked in ultramodern urban hotels and in some of Japan's most famous classic gardens. In each project, his work as a designer of landscape architecture is inseparable from his Buddhist practice. Each becomes a Zen garden, "a special spiritual place where the mind dwells."
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Literati Style Penjing: Chinese Bonsai Masterworks

In China, the art of creating miniature landscapes has evolved in several different ways. This book focuses on a special category of penjing associated with traditional Chinese culture, such as the painting of the literati, or elite scholar-bureaucrats, of imperial China. Like literati ink paintings, this style of penjing has a subtle elegance distinguished by a lone, lean trunk with sparse foliage exhibiting distinct lines and simplicity.
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Satsuki Encyclopedia, 2014 ed.
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Azalea determination made easy. In Japanese language, but with Latin names.

734 pages, softcover, 13 x 18 cm.




John Naka Sketchbook

For fifty years, John Naka travelled the world teaching the art of bonsai. Each sketch in this unique book was drawn for just one person as a guide for future development. Now you can appreciate their artistic and educational value. ...



The Needle Juniper - Working Bonsai

- Gallery
- Working with a collected tree
- Growing a tree from cutting
- Forming a juniper forest
- Present. past and future of bonsai
- Working with dry bonsai
- Work agenda
- Details of growing junipers in bonsai


22 cm x 30 cm, 128 pages, English language



Pines - Bonsai Masters Series
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Breeding and designing Japanese black and white pines.
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Junipers - Bonsai Masters Series
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This outstanding book bears -for the first time- wisdom and experience of the world in a summary book together. Here you can benefit from the knowledge of bonsai-masters and of their experiences for generations.
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The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers

Author: Tony Kirkham
(English language)

To really understand aesthetic pruning, you need to understand the basics of pruning for health and maintenance. Then you can use these principles in your yard and on your bonsai. ...



The Magician
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Every bit as good as the first volume. Though both show the master at work, the focus in volume 2 is more on how-to, step-by-step transformations and the thinking that goes into creating some of the world's greatest masterpieces.
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Pocket Bonsai Gallery
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Ninety-nine of the best bonsai in the world. Each with its own full page. If you enjoy beauty, this book is for you. If you are a bonsai enthusiast, the masterpieces in this book will provide inspiration and increase your understanding of the art of bonsai. ...



Shohin Bonsai
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Shohin bonsai cost less, take less time to develop, take less space, are easier to move, are less apt to be overwatered, and are a delight to behold.

Softcover. 19 x 24cm
198 pg. ...



Roland Schatzer: Bonsai Shohin Passion (english)
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• How do I create shohin?
• Which techniques do I use?
• What to consider?
• Practical advice with 1,200 pictures
• Guide with stages of development
• For beginners and advanced bonsai fans

24,5 x17,3 cm, Hardcover.
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Japanese Maples

A comprehensive source of information on the culture, identification, and nomenclature of Japanese maples, it describes each of the 320 cultivars of Acer palmatum and 60 cultivars of other Japanese maple species, plus briefly mentions another 150 cultivars that may prove to be promising new plants. ...



Bonsai with Japanese Maples

Autor: Peter Adams

With their delicate foliage, seasonal color changes, and intricate pattern of branching, Japanese maples are among the most popular and suitable plants for bonsai design. In this long-awaited book, internationally renowned expert Peter Adams discusses both the specific horticultural needs of Japanese maples as bonsai subjects and illustrates proven techniques for creating and maintaining beautiful specimens. ...



Indoor Bonsai

With fully illustrated color photos and line drawings, Growing Bonsai Indoors presents 20 common and unusual tropical and subtropical trees that are best suited for indoor cultivation. With illuminating articles written by some of the top North American bonsai experts including Julian Velasco, curator of the Bonsai Collection at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Pauline Muth, president of the American Bonsai Society—keeping bonsai alive and thriving indoors has never been easier. ...



Ficus - The Exotic Bonsai

David DeGroot, author, teacher and curator of the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, has this to say... "This book is the real thing, not a rehash of information gleaned from other books, but clear, practical advice.... ...



Suiseki and Viewing Stones

Treasures of the California deserts capture the essence of the unique and beautiful landscapes of the Southwest. Stones from the author's collection found in South Africa, China and Japan illustrate the universal appeal of these miniature natural wonders. ...