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Kokufu Show and nursery Suzuki!

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Apologies for my absence from blogs …

I was in Japan for two weeks of February, and a couple of photos that will be published shortly. Technical problems abound … I use my iPhone for most image-making. Unknown at the time, my computer is so old that will not accept images from the iPhone. And one of the peculiarities of the iPhone is that you can not upload images to WordPress. URG. Eventually I will offer some pictures.

Kokufu this year was better than in recent years. The Kokufu along with most other bonsai shows in Japan have been declining for 15 years. The quality of the trees is less because fewer trees are entered. In the past they were accepted only 30% of the trees; Now the 70% acceptance is common. Of course, the show is even more impressive and worth seeing. A large Japanese maple ‘Shishigashira’ won a prize for a client Kokufu Shinji Suzuki.

After a couple of days in Tokyo to watch the show and the sales, I worked in Obuse trees wiring for Mr. Suzuki for about 11 days.

Matt spool is in its sixth year, and he will be back in about a year. If it ends next year will be the longest staying apprentice America, ending in about 6.7 years. His work has taken important steps over the last couple of years, and I’ll be happy to have him back here in Portland. I need help lift things … no, just kidding, it’s a super companion and I’ll enjoy your company and enthusiasm. He is also looking for client work, so if you want some high-caliber work in their trees, let me know and I will put you in contact with him.

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And there is a newly built, Tyler Sherrod North Carolina is finishing his first year on the Suzuki. He is also looking more than 5 years. Tyler is a wonderful solid guy and a hard worker. It adapts well there, and it was nice to spend some time with him. I will post on their progress in future years

Later, after the technical review some!

This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2012/03/01/kokufu-show-and-suzukis-nursery/


Kokufu Show and nursery Suzuki!

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