John Naka is well known throughout the Bonsai community across the globe. His books and writings reveals knowledge from basic to advance for enthusiast to. More by John Yoshio Naka. Bonsai Techniques One. John Yoshio Naka. Bonsai Techniques II. John Yoshio Naka. Top of Page. My Account · Billing · Shipping. The Bonsai Clubs International’s BONSAI MAGAZINE; September-October ; Volume 42, Number 5 honored America’s premier master bonsai teacher John.

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It is a forest yoshii of eleven Foemina junipers Juniperus chinensisthe earliest of which Naka began training into bonsai in Naka donated it to the National Bonsai Foundation in for display at the United States National Arboretum and it has been there ever since. Naka began working with the first two of the eleven trees that would ultimately make up Goshin in Goshin first took shape as a forest planting around Inspired by a forest of Jlhn japonica near a shrine in Japan, Naka first combined the four trees he had already developed into a single, 4-foot-tall 1.


He soon added three more, to create a seven-tree forest bonsai representing the number of grandchildren he had at the time.

The Art of Bonsai Project – Feature Gallery: A Tribute to John Yoshio Naka

InGoshin was displayed at the Philadelphia Flower Show where it was viewed by nearlypeople. SinceGoshin has repeatedly graced the covers of prominent bonsai magazines. Today it is one of the most widely recognized bonsai in the world. John Yoshio Naka was born on August 16, in Ft. A second generation Japanese-American, he moved back to Japan at the age of 8 where he studied Bonsai extensively under the influence of his grandfather.

He returned to the United States near Boulder, Colorado in ; eventually settling in Los Angeles, California with his wife Alice and their three sons in In Orange County, Naka and four friends founded a bonsai club in November ofwhich is known today as the California Bonsai Society.

He became an important force in American bonsai art in the s and 60s and played anka prominent role in the spread of Bonsai appreciation and art internationally.


He was an honorary advisor to the National Bonsai Foundation and was chosen in as one of thirteen honorees to receive a National Heritage Fellowship, the first bonsai artist to receive the prestigious award.

These books yosuio later be translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.

A horticulturist, teacher, author and master bonsai cultivator, Naka passed away on May 19, TwistedSifter The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized. Photograph by Sage Ross.

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