Hi, my name is Jonas Dupuich – thanks for visiting!
I got my start in bonsai over twenty years ago when I met Boon Manakitivipart while working at my family’s nursery. After seeing a tree he had styled – a neglected black pine – I was hooked.
That experience kicked off more than two decades of study with Boon. During that time, I became a founding member of his club, Bay Island Bonsai, and I started this website – the Bonsai Tonight Blog.
In 2015, my hobby became my profession. I now teach classes, work on trees, and run a small bonsai business full-time.
My primary aim in bonsai is the same now as it was more than twenty years ago: to help as many people as possible appreciate beautiful bonsai.
Wiring a black pine at Shimpukuji Temple
Decandling a black pine with Akio Kondo at a Bay Island Bonsai meeting
In addition to teaching classes, I’m available for club presentations and private consultations. To book an event or schedule a consultation, call or write using the contact information at the bottom of the page.
I heartily recommend Jonas’ services to any and all clubs seeking a speaker as skilled in educating as he is in bonsai. Equal parts personable and professional, Jonas offers a teaching style that puts people at ease while eliciting high audience participation.– Josef Leibfried, Puget Sound Bonsai Association
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