Itoigawa Juniper from Nursery Stock to Bonsai two lessons bundled together!
■cleaning and working on deadwoodPerfect for the bonsai beginner!
This tutorial is chock-full of the basics of cultivating bonsai trees from seedlings!
This lesson thoroughly explains how to grow a shinpaku juniper from a seedling into a bonsai tree using fundamental techniques for cultivating and maintaining deadwood branches and trunks.
Bonsai is a potted tree that's been cultivated for aesthetic pleasure.
The art of bonsai, in which one is tasked with producing a wholly unique tree while always respecting the plant's natural beauty,
is widely beloved not only in Japan but across the world as well.
Though you might be inspired to start raising bonsai, it's not uncommon for the depth and specialty of the art to overwhelm beginners as being too difficult.
So in this tutorial, Italian-born bonsai artist Mauro carefully and thoroughly explains how to maintain and take care of deadwood trunks, a crucial part of cultivating Itoigawa shinpaku juniper trees.
Jin and shari are terms that represent deadwood that has become blanched.
In general, jin is a stripped part of a branch, and shari is a barkless portion of the trunk.
They are elements that hugely impact the style and quality of bonsai trees.
These techniques are crucial for cultivating unique and beautiful trees.
In particular, deadwood components are key features of shinpaku and temple junipers.
This tutorial explains the cultivation of Itoigawa shinpaku junipers, which are known simply as 'Itoigawa' and highly valued even by overseas bonsai enthusiasts.
The instructor carefully explains everything from basic tools and their uses, to techniques for styling beautiful deadwood, so that even the bonsai beginner can easily understand.
Please take this opportunity to learn basic information and techniques of bonsai and feel the Japanese culture of wabi-sabi!
■wiring and stylingAfter you've created shari, use wire to shape the tree!
This tutorial is a lesson on wiring, the most crucial part of cultivating the Itoigawa shinpaku juniper from seedling to bonsai!
A must-see for those who want to grow a full-fledged Itoigawa bonsai!
This tutorial thoroughly explains how to wire the tree and all the steps for a true shinpaku bonsai.
The popular Italian-born bonsai artist Mauro wires an Itoigawa shinpaku juniper and thoroughly and carefully explains everything necessary for creating a beautiful design.
The Itoigawa shinpaku juniper is known worldwide simply as "Itoigawa" and is beloved in the bonsai community even outside of Japan.
This lesson is intended for those who've already watched Cultivate Itoigawa Shinpaku Juniper From Seedling to Bonsai, Part I: Trunk Deadwood
and thoroughly explains the next steps of growing bonsai trees, which are wiring and shaping.
Wiring is a method of bending and styling branches and is the most fundamental technique used in bonsai art.
While focusing on the wiring technique, this video is full of other information like
◆What gauge of wire to use on which branches
◆How to wrap the wire for easier styling
◆How to shape the tree so it grows well
and many other points that every bonsai beginner will want to learn about cultivating shinpaku juniper bonsai trees.
Wiring is an essential part of cultivating alluring bonsai trees.
Simply wrapping wire anywhere won't help a tree to grow beautifully.
By learning the correct methods of wiring from a bonsai professional, even beginners can grow a unique and enthralling tree.
Take this chance to learn the secrets to wiring and styling and cultivate your very own ideal shinpaku juniper bonsai tree!
If you're a bonsai beginner, first give Cultivate Itoigawa Shinpaku Juniper From Seedling to Bonsai, Part I: Trunk Deadwood