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THE INVENTORS SHOHIN BONSAI

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UNDOUBTEDLY, Yorinaga Matsudaira is the ‘inventor’ Shohin –bonsai dwarf size 13-20 cm. The collection is in the thousands of specimens, but most of were destroyed in World War II, when the Allies bombarding Japan. Only about 200 specimens that were rescued by his widow, including species of Hawthorn (Crataegus Cuneata). Shohin Matsudaira heritage: ‘Crataegus Cuneata’ (16 cm), more than 120 years old. Currently owned by master... 

TWO WOMEN BONSAI ARTIST FROM INDIA

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CULTURE and art of bonsai in India is somewhat different when compared to most other countries. Many women become bonsai lovers and creators in this country, some of them even became master and President of the Indian Bonsai Association. Master AH Lutfi (Indonesia) who had at least five times visit to India in order to provide demos and workshops, see the two characteristics in the world of bonsai in India. First, their appreciation of bonsai as bad... 

SHE’S THE ONLY ONE BONSAI ARTIST IN ZAMBIA

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Carving Juniper by Neli Stoyanova NELI STOYANOVA ::: Imagine if you are a bonsai artist, living in a country in the interior of the African continent that no one had status as bonsai enthusiasts, many wild beasts ‘hanging around’ in the forest …. what would you do? That’s the situation faced by Neli Stoyanova, a female bonsai artist who lived in Zambia, a country sandwiched by some countries such as Angola, Congo, Malawi, northern Namibia,... 

JUDGING WILL ALWAYS BE CONTROVERSIAL

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That’s the conclusion of Walter Pall, a master who is widely known expertise in All Style All Tree. According to him, until whenever the judging will remain subjective. Why? In some countries, a number of activists and bonsai artists also ceaselessly trying to solve this problem. In Indonesia, for example, is now developing the idea of the possibility of bonsai classification based on the GENRE, which was introduced by dr. Willy Wihana –one... 

16 STYLE IN THE PHENOMENON OF BUNJIN

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::::: A MAN, who as a courtier or retired, turned from an elegant social position to be ordinary people who yearn for “Free Life”. That’s the spirit of the early “BUNJIN”. The spirit of freedom that gave birth to the French Revolution, the western world recognize it as part of a cultural movement that can not be at the weir. Similarly, in the world of bonsai, BUNJIN STYLE is a rebellion against another style that has... 

ANTARA BESI, MENEMBAK DAN BONSAI

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JOHN PRAWIRA :: Baru di tahun 2010 dia ‘main’ bonsai. Tetapi namanya cepat meruyak ke panggung bonsai nasional, bahkan dalam tempo dua tahun dia sudah jadi ketua Perkumpulan Penggemar Bonsai Indonesia (PPBI) cabang Tangerang. John Prawira Collections Lelaki kelahiran Sungai Liat –Bangka– ini bercerita, ia ‘terjerumus’ ke dalam dunia bonsai gara-gara sebuah kontes bonsai yang di gelar di area Parai Beach Hotel, Bangka, tahun 2010. Sejak... 
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