Bonsai Tonight

Ishii

Posted in Excursions by Jonas Dupuich on October 12, 2012

It was almost a year ago that I was preparing to visit Japan for what turned out to be my best vacation to date – a bonsai adventure that lasted almost two months. I shot far more photos on this trip than I was able to share last year so I will now return to the task for the next few weeks in an effort to portray some of the bonsai highlights from Central Japan.

Within a few days of arriving, with Boon Manakitivipart, to Shimpukuji Temple, my home for the first week of the trip, Akio Kondo picked us up for a tour of some bonsai nurseries. One of our first stops was Mr. Ishii’s nursery. Ishii is a prominent bonsai professional in Central Japan – I saw him at just about every exhibit and auction I attended during my stay and he was always buying and selling. His collection included a fun assortment of trees and a great selection of black pines.

Pines

Black pines

Pines

Smaller pines

Black pine

An awesome black pine

Black pine

From the other side

Black pine

Black pine

Red and white pines too filled the garden – all were healthy and interesting.

Pine

Red pine

White pine

Exposed root white pine

Pine

Red pine

Root over rock pine

Root over rock black pine

I always appreciate seeing trees in training. The pine below has great movement and taper – a really fun project.

Black pine

Black pine

Red pine

Red pine

White pine

White pine

A number of juniper projects were to be found, each with interesting deadwood.

Shimpaku

Shimpaku

Great deadwood

Juniper deadwood

Shimpaku

Shimpaku

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  1. tmmason10 said, on October 12, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Wow that is some great material. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stu Garrett said, on October 12, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Where in Central Japan is this?
    Stu

  3. John DeMaegd said, on October 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I’m afraid theres a little drool after seeing those! Any one of wich would be a highlight of my collection!

  4. Jonas Dupuich said, on October 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Hi Stu, I don’t know exactly where Ishii’s nursery is – somewhere within an hour or two of Nagoya by car.


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