Keshiki Bonsai. likes. Kenji Kobayashi’s new book on his revolutionary keshiki bonsai style, the next trend in indoor gardening. Following my first attempt at bonsai (rest in peace little cotoneaster—I was young and eager!) I decided to read some books and educate myself. More senseless. Keshiki bonsai is a new style of bonsai developed by Japanese “green designer” Kenji Kobayashi. It is his belief that bonsai need to be freed.

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Bonxai and try again. Anyone can do it! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Readers then move on to six designs combining moss, small trees, and containers. This book is so inspiring–I want to make all the bonsai!

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This book seems to make bonsai doable for the average gardener. View large jacket image. Each project is made with a wide variety of containers, from the most delicate, artisan clay pot to a repurposed ramekin and a simple box. Basic about starting modern bonsai but not about long term care. Fill in the bare spots with Kesyiki sand as a decorative topdressing.


Kenji Kobayashi studied engineering and landscape design in his native Japan before the art of miniature landscapes captivated his imagination.

Remove old growth from the back of the moss and press the clump to keshikii a hill-like mound. Vero Stewart rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Recommended to anyone who loves moss, rocks, or mini trees. I used a ceramic bowl from Sprout Home as my container and drilled a hole in the bottom as bonsai need good drainagea Japanese maple from Wee Tree Farm and a collection of different mosses given to me by my friend Julia.

May 28, Juli Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Kenji Kobayashi. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Believe it or not I liken my Japanese life to an Michigan white pine trying to be a bonsai.

I just hope I can keep him alive and thriving for years to come! Short read, repetitive, nice photos.

Interesting mini landscapes keshiji can apparently make yourself but be prepared for some start-up costs, the supplies aren’t going to be cheap. Lists with This Book.


Then use the chopstick to push the edges of the moss toward the center. Gone are the confusing rules. Perfect for city dwellers living in small spaces or anyone with limited free time, this modern style of bonsai captures the larger natural world, in miniature and for only a moment or two of care each day.

Keshiki Bonsai: The Easy, Modern Way to Create Miniature Landscapes

It is his belief that bonsai need to be freed from the complicated rules and demands traditionally associated with them, so he has developed a simpler more modern approach to designing a miniature landscape. The photographs are superb and the ideas are bountiful Kenji Kobayashi studied engineering and landscape design in his native Japan before learning keshiko bonsai in Portland, Oregon, where the art of miniature landscapes captivated his imagination.

Use the plant mister to dampen the sand while flattening it with the spatula.