Mr. Kimura masterclass from Bonsai empire Review

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from the world-renowned bonsai master, Masahiko Kimura. In his first ever online class, Mr. Kimura demonstrates his unique approach to Bonsai design. He reveals a life-time of cultivated knowledge and his own personal techniques to achieve results in a short amount of time.

This Masterclass is recorded in Mr. Kimura’s private workshop and consists of two long-format case studies. Each case study begins with a discussion of bonsai aesthetics and design options, followed by an explanation of the applied techniques:

  • Setting the main structure of a tree
  • Wiring
  • Shaping the apex
  • Pad creation
  • Importance of negative space in Bonsai design
  • And moss cultivation.

You can expect 14 lectures with over 4 hours of video tutorials with lifetime access. Be sure to watch the free lecture for a taste of the contents!

Price: $79.99 USD, as always with lifetime access
14 lectures, 4 hour total
URL: https://www.bonsaiempire.com/courses/kimura-masterclass

Larix from the Slovenian Mountains.

This Larix was collected in Slovenian Mountains around 2008, after many years in development its finally coming to look like a bonsai. The pot is by that fantastic British potted Bryan Albright. Standing approximately 35cm tall (Chuhin) this is my favourite size for bonsai. Some of the earlier images of this tree can be seen HERE

My Saturday Demo at The Trophy in Belgium

This is a scots pine that has been prepared over a number of years in preparation for a demo. The organisers of The Trophy in Belgium asked me to create something more than simply ‘styling’ as tree. The root ball has been reduced over many years to enable fitting into a small container. the marriage between the tree, stone and presentation was well received. Aftercare is critical, I would never advocate wiring and potting at the same time but the tree is strong and I know what I am doing, I would NEVER sacrifice a tree for the purpose of a demo. Many thanks to my wonderful friend from Argentina Sergio Luciani, he made the event particularly special for me.