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Itoigawa Juniper from Nursery Stock to Bonsai Part 1 : Cleaning and Working on Deadwood

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Perfect 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!
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