Well, I finally got back there … and I brought a few pictures with me. So over the next couple of days I’ll run multiple messages about a week and a half spent in the study of my teacher: people, nursery, trees that I worked, even the monkeys
main greenhouse Suzuki screen, showing the range of styles and species that working.
In the first week of my apprenticeship in 2003 there was a record snowfall. I remember a shovel for more than five hours. Two years later he repeated. Then — Five years passed over the time I’ve been back in the States — and now, on the first day of my visit, which had the heaviest snowfall in five years. Suzuki was calling me the “snowman ‘to the end of my visit.
I love this photo of inaccuracies suggesting. Suzuki-san is on the left, and it is not as great as it seems, but is closer to the camera. bigger than life really! Mika-san, his manager, is on the right of it. Matt reel is this inconsistency, since it is actually 6 ‘3 “and usually towering over me. He is squatting, like the famous tiger. I’m on the right of Matt. On the far right is Yusuke, the newest apprentice, who is doing an impression of being serious, especially when entertaining. It is a great shot after a group dinner.
This massive black pine (which is almost as high as the wall!) Was one of the trees Suzuki gave me to work. There was a huge change made with him … and I will include other photos of this tree in a separate post. And I’ll post some photos of two trees in which I worked were for the show Kokufu. And the trees of some other client. I think I worked on about 12 or 13 trees in 9 days, lost track.
Again, I went to the thermal baths snow monkey, an hour of study Suzuki. There were many more monkeys than the first trip in 2004, perhaps because it was so darn cold most of them were in the hot springs. Taking the hint, I went to a human hotspring after that, and assumed an attitude similar happiness.
Stay tuned for more posts! Lots of photos before and after the bonsai, and more photos on each of the above topics.
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2011/01/18/japan-trip-to-shinji-suzukis-nursery/