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.

It is a good book. Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 2, If I remember correctly Mr. Copies can still be found but are not cheap. We have a copy on auction now on Bonsai Basho.

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. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. Bonsai Techniques 1 or 2? Media New media New comments Search media. General Discussion 8 Feb 24, For anyone interested in and owning satsuki the book is a must.

Naka needs no introduction but Richard Ota may. 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. Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki. It was only printed in Japan and there are very few left.


Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 3, Secondly yes it is a collectors item but it is without doubt the difinitive book on creating Satsuki bonsai from raw material. Messages 79 Likes 0 Location London. November 12, It is the definitive book on creating satsuki Bonsai. If you’re a book collector it might be worth it.

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Started by Kevster Feb 24, Replies: John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques 1. Mr Ota met Naka in and learned bonsai techniques from him. The society was founded in by John Naka along with a handful of South California bonsai pioneers.

sattsuki John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques. Books, magazines, and videos. Messages 7, Likes 8, Location Fairfax Va. Please login or register. About 30 have color pictures and the remaining are black and white.

Mine happens to be an autographed copy. This book is a collectors item. 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. I recently saw an ad for the California Bonsai Society Convention 55 scheduled for April For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

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Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki

The book consists of pages. Forums New posts Search forums. There was an error while thanking. If you’re looking for information on how to grow azalea bonsai, you can find it in more than a few drastically less expensive places.


Bonsai techniques for satsuki

Or, you can order “Satsuki Azaleas for bonsai and azalea enthusiasts” by Riobert Z. I’d bet John Naka himself would laugh right out loud at the prices it brings nowadays. This book is now 30 years old and is as rare as hen’s teeth. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. Hydroponic Techniques for Bonsai Started by kirk localbonsai. There is a short history and classification of satsuki, sources for 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.

Hydroponic Techniques for Bonsai. Bonsai techniques 1 Started by dick benbow Nov 29, Replies: The book is in English and meant for the US market. 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. This book is listed on more than a few collector books sites online.

Bill S Masterpiece Dec 3, Ota should now be about 85 years old.