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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This book is a collectors item. 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 techniquez satsuki techniques.
Bonsai techniques for satsuki 
Media New media New comments Search media. I’d bet John Naka himself satsukj laugh right out loud at the prices it brings nowadays. You must log in or register to reply here. 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.
Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki.
Bonsai techniques 1 Started by dick benbow Nov 29, Replies: Please login or register. Secondly yes it is a collectors item but it is without doubt the difinitive book on creating Satsuki bonsai from raw material. Naka needs no introduction but Richard Ota may. If you’re a book collector it might be worth it. Messages 79 Likes 0 Location London.
Bill S Masterpiece Dec 3, Started by Kevster Feb 24, Replies: Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 3, I recently saw an ad for the California Bonsai Society Convention 55 scheduled for April 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.
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Copies can still be found but are not cheap. If it’s less pricey than the other book sites, it’s even better. This is simply a collector’s piece with a little bonsai history in it. The society was founded in astsuki John Naka along with a handful of South California bonsai pioneers. 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.
The book consists of pages. Ota should now be about 85 years old.
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This book is listed on more than a few collector books sites online. Or, you can order “Satsuki Azaleas for bonsai and azalea enthusiasts” by Riobert Z. Did you miss your activation email? Resources Latest reviews Search resources. It is a good book. The training methods illustrated are mostly traditional Japanese techniques.