This book is now 30 years old and is as rare as hen’s teeth. It is the only book on satsuki written by the Great John Yoshio Naka with Richard K. I recently saw an ad for the California Bonsai Society Convention 55 scheduled for April , The society was founded in by John. Title, Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki. Authors, John Yoshio Naka, Richard K. Ota, Kenko Rokkaku. Publisher, Ota Bonsai Nursery, Length, pages.

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Books, magazines, and videos. It is the vor book on creating satsuki Bonsai. If you’re looking for information on how to grow azalea bonsai, you can find it in more than a few drastically less expensive places.

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I recently saw an ad for the California Bonsai Society Convention 55 scheduled for April The society was founded in by John Naka along with a handful of South California bonsai pioneers. I’d bet John Naka himself would laugh right out loud at the prices it brings nowadays. John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques. Old books are fine for collectors of bonsai books — like me — but I certainly wouldn’t rely on them for good info especially if you don’t live in Japan. This book is listed on more than a few collector books sites online.


Bill S Masterpiece Dec 3, Ota should now be about 85 years old. Naka needs no introduction but Richard Ota may. Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 3, Messages 79 Likes 0 Location London. Secondly yes it is a collectors item but it is without doubt the difinitive book on creating Satsuki bonsai from raw material. Mr Ota met Naka in and learned bonsai techniques from him.

Media New media New comments Search media. Besides it made sense since I was about to begin my satsuki fall work and thought the book would be a great review since it is still one of the defining works on satsuki techniques.

Bonsai techniques for satsuki [1979]

Messages 7, Likes 8, Location Fairfax Va. Bonsai Techniques 1 or 2? We have a copy on auction now on Bonsai Basho. General Discussion 8 Feb 24, Started by Kevster Feb 24, Replies: Satsui you miss your activation email? November 12, Its there if anyone is interested. Or, you can order “Satsuki Azaleas for bonsai and azalea enthusiasts” by Riobert Z.


When I looked there weren’t any bids in on it yet, I assume it is in Japanese. If I remember correctly Mr. Bonsai techniques 1 Started by dick benbow Nov 29, Replies: The book consists of pages. The training methods illustrated are mostly traditional Japanese techniques.

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Copies can still be found but are not cheap. This is simply a collector’s piece with a little bonsai history in it.

There is a short history and classification of satsuki, sources for material, a section on the different styles of bonsai, defining the front, branch workhow to shape a bonsai, wiring techniques, how and when to trim satsuki, fertilizing methods and timing, soil mixtures, insects and diseases and finally how to propagate.

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