Petit Bonsai (Paperback)
It is an English-Japanese bilingual book of "petit bonsai" introduction showing how to make and grow bonsai trees. The author is a bonsai specialist owning a popular bonsai store, Sinajina, in Jiyugaoka. Starting with basic bonsai terms, the book with plentiful pictures explains not only the details of tools, pots, and soil necessary for bonsai, but also how to select proper seeding. In addition to those 18 works ranging from a single tree to a moss-ball, there are some examples of arrangements by changing pots or sand varieties. It is a perfect book for bonsai beginners as it contains maintenance knowledge along with a bonsai plant catalog suitable for "KESHIKI BONSAI" (scenery bonsai). The 128-page book of decent size is a recommended gift for friends who are interested in bonsai culture.