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Mid America Bonsai Alliance 2006 Symposium

Roy Nagatoshi Workshop with San Jose Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose')

Roy Nagatoshi of California owns Fuji Bonsai Nursery in Sylmar, outside of Los Angeles, California. Roy became involved in bonsai in 1959, and by 1968 both Roy and his father were teaching at their nursery. Roy holds a Bachelor Degree in ornamental Horticulture, and makes frequent appearances, teaching and demonstrating bonsai all over the U.S. Roy was credited for creating bonsai for a major motion picture, Karate Kid III, in 1990, and was also involved in a bonsai educational video professionally produced by Puget Sound Bonsai Association, with funding provided by Weyerhaeuser Company of Tacoma, Washington. He is the President of the California Bonsai Society and a favorite of John Naka.

Images By Paul Stokes, USA
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A typical San Jose Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose')) before the workshop

Roy telling the participants the importance of disinfecting all cut areas and tool while styling. His disinfectant of choice is Lysol mixed 50/50 with water.

Roy inspecting a stock tree

Roy making the first cut

A participant removing the suckers, as Roy calls them

Same San Jose Juniper after Roy's first pass

Roy arranging the braches to the perfect position

Same San Jose Juniper after the workshop

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