Nihon de Hajimete, Part 6: Shinji Suzuki and Shoujuen

Japanese Bonsai Pots Blog

The next morning saw us bright and early at Shinji Suzuki’s wonderful garden. Everything about Mr. Suzuki’s garden spoke of taste and refinement, from the trees, to the garden environs, the pots…even the tea, and obligatory snacks, were tasteful and high class.

While most all of the nurseries we visited had at least one, if not several, Kichou(registered large bonsai masterpiece) or Miyabi(registered shohin and chuhin cultural treasure) Bonsai, At the Suzuki garden, there were nearly more Kichou bonsai than we saw the entire rest of the trip!

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American apprentices Matt Reel and Tyler Sherrod hard at work. In addition to these two talented gentlemen, Michael Hagedorn was also a Deshi here, once upon a time.

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The first trees one sees upon entrance: those are NOT shohin. Around 5 feet tall, with the massive pots.

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And, turning a corner…
A Few Bench Shots

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Some Individual Trees

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Mr. Suzuki’s famous Tosho

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