On our journey to Tokoname, we visited Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en Bonsai Museum in Tokyo. It’s been a number of years since I final visited his museum and may’t imagine he has much more bigger bonsai than earlier than. Nevertheless, every was meticulously manicured and exquisite as nicely.
I seen a large number of Japanese maples which have been being approached and thread grafted. The Chinese language need maples with crimson leaves, so they’re altering the maples from the widespread Japanese maple, Acer palmatum to the cultivar “Deshojo” which has scarlet spring new development. Generally the crimson foliage lasts by the summer time. I used to be shocked they didn’t use “Seigen,” “Chisio,” and “Beni Chidori,” which all lead out crimson in spring. Maybe Deshojo is a extra vigorous grower and straightforward to domesticate. I additionally noticed many such maples being grafted at Seiji Morimae’s S-Dice backyard in Hanyu. I’m going to observe these timber develop in November when will likely be bringing a number of individuals to go to Taikan Bonsai Exhibition.