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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About 30 have color pictures and the remaining are black and white. There was an error while thanking. If you’re a book collector it might be worth it. Books, magazines, and videos. November 12, General Discussion 8 Feb 24, 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

Secondly yes it is a collectors item but it is without doubt the difinitive book on creating Satsuki bonsai from raw material. Media New techinques New comments Search media. When I looked there weren’t any bids in on it yet, I assume it is in Japanese. This is simply a collector’s piece with a little bonsai history in it. You must log in or register to reply here.


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Please login or register. If it’s less pricey than the techniqques book sites, it’s even better. It is the definitive book on creating satsuki Bonsai. There is a short history and classification of satsuki, sources bojsai 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.

I’d bet John Naka himself would laugh right out loud at the prices it brings nowadays. Mr Ota met Naka in and learned bonsai techniques from him.

Mine happens to be an autographed copy. We have a copy on auction now on Bonsai Basho.

Bonsai Techniques 1 or 2? Started by Kevster Feb 24, Replies: 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.

It was only printed in Japan and there are very few left. Resources Latest reviews Search resources.

Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki

The book consists of pages. Copies can blnsai be found but are not cheap. The society was founded in by John Naka along with a handful of South California bonsai pioneers. Hydroponic Techniques for Bonsai. Did you miss your activation email? Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 3, Messages 7, Likes 8, Location Fairfax Va.


The training methods illustrated are mostly traditional Japanese techniques. Zatsuki should now be about 85 years old. Callahan, sold wherever bonsai books are sold, and get up-to-date information on satsuki care and training. It is a good book. Or, you can order “Satsuki Azaleas for bonsai and azalea enthusiasts” by Riobert Z. Messages 79 Likes 0 Location London.

I have a very hard time believing even if John Naka wrote it the information in such a book is worth that kind of money. This book is a collectors item. Its there if anyone is interested.

The book is in English and meant for the US market. If I remember correctly Mr. Bonsai techniques 1 Started by dick benbow Nov 29, Replies: Bill S Masterpiece Dec 3, Hydroponic Techniques techniiques Bonsai Started by kirk localbonsai. This book is now 30 years old and is as rare as hen’s teeth.