Saturday, January 19, 2008

Classic Bonsai of Japan

Classic Bonsai of Japan
by Nippon Bonsai Association & John Bester
ISBN: 4770029926 HC pp.188
Published 1989
Kodansha International Ltd

This hard cover “pearl” is not reference material per say, but a collection of some of the finest bonsai to be found in Japan. The book contains 130 full-coloured photos and 48 BW plates of priceless specimens. Each tree has it’s own description to offer insight into the balance, style, harmony and overall aesthetic effect, along with comments on the history of it’s cultivation at the hands of several generations of bonsai masters.

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