Back from Japan!

by | Jul 6, 2016

Delighted to discover bonsai growing in front of a house in Tokoname, Japan, where there are ancient kilns.

Delighted to discover bonsai growing in front of a house in Tokoname, Japan, where there are ancient kilns.


As you might imagine, I have wanted to visit Japan since I have learned so much more about it through writing my cherry blossom books and the new one about bonsai. I was last there in the 1980s when I was a buyer for the Smithsonian Institution’s catalogue. It was thrilling to find cherry blossom trees and their symbols everywhere–I could spot the trees, even though they were not in bloom–and a highlight was a visit to Omiya where there is a bonsai museum, which I highly recommend. By the way, my new book about the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum will be released on October 11!

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