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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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 1 or 2? The society was founded in by John Naka along with a handful of South California bonsai pioneers. This is simply a collector’s piece with a little bonsai history in it.

If you’re a book collector it might be worth it. John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques. This book is listed on more than a few collector books sites online. John Naka’s Bonsai Techniques 1. Bill S Masterpiece Dec 3, About 30 have color pictures and the remaining are black and white. I’d bet John Naka himself would laugh right out loud at the prices it brings nowadays. Mine happens to be an autographed copy.


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Hydroponic Techniques for Bonsai. Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki. If it’s less pricey than the other book sites, it’s even better. This book is a collectors item.

Media New media New comments Search media. Secondly yes it is a collectors item but it is without doubt the difinitive book on creating Satsuki bonsai from raw material. We have a copy on auction now on Bonsai Basho.

For anyone interested in and owning satsuki the book is a must. Copies can still be found but are not cheap.

Bonsai techniques for satsuki

The training methods illustrated are mostly traditional Japanese techniques. 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.

It is the definitive book on creating satsuki Satuski.

This book is now 30 years old and is as rare as hen’s teeth. Messages 79 Likes 0 Location London. General Discussion 8 Feb 24, Hydroponic Techniques for Bonsai Started by kirk localbonsai. If I remember correctly Mr.


Or, you can order “Satsuki Azaleas for bonsai and azalea enthusiasts” by Riobert Z. Bonsai Basho Yamadori Dec 2, techiques Books, magazines, and videos. The book is in English and meant for the US market. The book consists of pages. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. You must log in or register to reply here. Ota should now be about 85 years old.

Bonsai Techniques for Satsuki

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 bpnsai Japan. Forums New posts Search forums. It was only printed in Japan and there are very few left. There was an error while thanking.

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