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The Secret Techniques of Bonsai: A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai

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In The Secret Techniques of Bonsai, the author of the groundbreaking Bonsai With American Trees teams up with his son to offer not only the basics for creating perfect bonsai, but also secret techniques they've developed over years of careful work and observation.

The Kawasumis provide detailed, easy-to-follow information about growing bonsai from seedlings or beginner plants; expert advice on shaping, pruning, training, grafting and repotting trees; and new techniques for using tools. And, although the Kawasumi family is worldrenowned for their bonsai tool design, their instructions allow gardeners to improvise with other readily-accessible bonsai, gardening or even simple workshop tools. Step-by-step photographs accompany the text, many in full-color.

Masakuni Kawasumi III, the first qualified tree doctor for bonsai in Japan, contributes his unique insights to make this an invaluable resource for beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike.

Book News Annotation:

The late Kawasumi, a bonsai expert, and his son, the first tree doctor to specialize in bonsai in Japan, describe the basics of bonsai, species and styles, how to start a tree, and techniques such as layering, grafting, multiple trunks, pruning, repotting, bud trimming, defoliation, training and reshaping, daily care, and tools. In addition, they outline how to make jin, sharikan, and ishitsuki. B&w and color photos of trees, tools, and techniques are incorporated throughout. No bibliography is provided. Translated by Kay Yokota. Photography is by Yasuo Saji and the authors. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

MASAKUNI KAWASUMI II worked in the family bonsai business for decades, designing his own tools and cultivating bonsai on a professional level. He took over the business in 1950. Masakuni II is credited with popularizing bonsai around the world. For his work in tool making, he was awarded a Yellow Ribbon Medal by the Japanese Government in 1993. In 1996, he established the Masakuni Museum of Cutting Tools and Industrial Tools near Tokyo.

When his father died in 2002, MASAKUNI KAWASUMI III took over the business, which he runs today while continuing his research in the cultivation and care of bonsai.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770029430
Subtitle:
A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Translator:
Yokota, Kay
Photographer:
Saji, Yasuo
Author:
Kawasumi III, Masakuni
Author:
Kaawasumi, Masakuni Kawasumi
Author:
Kawasumi, Masakumi
Author:
null, Kay
Author:
Kawasumi, Masakuni
Author:
Masakuni Kawasumi III
Author:
null, Masakuni
Author:
Kaawasumi, Masakuni
Author:
Yokota, Kay
Author:
Kawasumi II, Masakuni
Author:
Masakuni
Author:
Masakuni Kawasumi II
Author:
Kawasumi, Masakuni, II
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - Bonsai
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture and Gardening
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture & Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Bonsai and Ikebana
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Publication Date:
20060217
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Approx. 150 photos, 40 full-color rare s
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10.46x7.64x.59 in. 1.32 lbs.

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