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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The training methods illustrated are mostly traditional Japanese techniques. Copies can still be found but are not cheap. I recently saw an ad for the California Bonsai Society Convention 55 scheduled for April Please login or register. The book consists of pages. John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques 1. This is simply a collector’s piece with a little bonsai history datsuki it. This book is now 30 years old and is bonxai rare as hen’s teeth. Ota should now be about 85 years old.

If you’re a book collector it might be worth it.

Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki

The society was founded in by John Naka along with a handful of South California bonsai pioneers. I sagsuki a very hard time believing even if John Naka wrote it the information in such a book is worth that kind of money. It is a good book. Old books technisues 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.


We have a copy on auction now on Bonsai Basho. Its there if anyone is interested.

When I looked there weren’t any bids in on it yet, I assume it is in Japanese. Forums New posts Search forums. Hydroponic Techniques for Bonsai Started by kirk localbonsai.

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Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 2, The book is in English and meant for the US market. Bonsai techniques 1 Started by dick benbow Nov 29, Replies: It was only printed in Japan and there are very few left. Started by Kevster Feb 24, Replies: Mine happens to be an autographed copy.

If you’re looking for information on techhiques to grow azalea bonsai, you can find it in more than a few drastically etchniques expensive places. Bonsai Techniques 1 or 2? Bill S Masterpiece Dec 3, Messages 79 Likes 0 Location London.

Books, magazines, and videos. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. Or, you can order “Satsuki Azaleas for bonsai and azalea enthusiasts” by Riobert Z. There is a short history and classification of satsuki, sources for material, a section on the different styles of bonsai, defining the front, branch work techinques, how 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.


About 30 have color pictures and the remaining are black and white. Thread starter Bonsai Basho Start date Dec 2, John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques.

You must log in or register to reply here. Callahan, sold wherever bonsai books are sold, and get up-to-date information on satsuki care and training. If it’s less pricey than the other book sites, it’s even better. Did you miss your activation email? Mr Ota met Naka in and learned bonsai techniques from him. This book is a collectors item. It is the definitive book on creating foor Bonsai. Secondly yes it is a collectors item but it is without doubt the difinitive book on techniquea Satsuki bonsai from raw material.

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