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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Bonsai techniques for satsuki

Naka needs no introduction but Richard Ota may. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. When I looked there weren’t any bids in on it yet, I assume it is in Japanese.

It is the definitive book on creating satsuki Bonsai. Messages 79 Likes 0 Location London. Ota should now be about 85 years old. Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 3, About 30 have color pictures and the remaining are black and white. The society was founded in by John Naka along with a handful of South California bonsai pioneers. techniaues

I recently saw an ad for the California Bonsai Society Convention 55 scheduled for April For anyone interested in and owning satsuki the book is a must. This book is a collectors tehcniques. It is a good book.


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For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki. There is a short history and classification of satsuki, sources for material, a section on the different styles of bonsai, defining the saatsuki, 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 1 or 2? General Discussion 8 Feb 24, Messages 7, Likes 8, Location Fairfax Va. This is simply a collector’s piece with a little bonsai history in it. If you’re looking for information on how saatsuki grow azalea bonsai, you can find it in more than a few drastically less expensive places. There was an error while thanking.

Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. 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. If you’re a book collector it might be worth it.

Mr Ota met Naka in and learned bonsai techniques from him. Or, you can order “Satsuki Azaleas for bonsai and azalea enthusiasts” by Riobert Z. Forums New posts Search forums. We have a copy on auction now on Bonsai Basho.


The book consists of pages. Bonsai Xatsuki Yamadori Dec 2, This book is now 30 years old and is as rare as hen’s teeth. 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.

If it’s less pricey than the other book sites, it’s even better.

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Please login or register. Bill S Masterpiece Dec 3, John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques. Copies can still be found but are not cheap. Started by Kevster Feb 24, Replies: Callahan, sold wherever bonsai books are sold, and get up-to-date information on satsuki care and training.

The book is in English and meant for the US market.