British Shohin Bonsai are delighted to announce that the headliner for the Spirit of Shohin exhibition next April will be none other than Taiga Urushibata.
The son of Nobuichi Urushibata, Taiga is the second generation of Urushibatas working in Taisho-en, the family nursery in Shizuoka, Japan.
While Taiga grew up immersed in bonsai tradition and art, it was with another Japanese Bonsai great that he honed the skills learnt originally from his father. In 2000 he became apprentice to Mr Masahiko Kimura and in the six years he worked with the great master, Taiga went on to develop skills at a very high level. Indeed Mr Kimura always rated Taiga as one of the best apprentices he had ever had.
Taiga returned to Shizuoka in 2006 to work alongside his father at Taisho-en. Now an established bonsai artist in his own right, Taiga has done workshops and demos in Japan…
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