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Julian Tsai is a Southern California resident currently attending Univers..
After much consideration I’ve decided to head back to the states. I have carefully discussed with others as well as spent significant ..read more
Recently Oyakata gave me a nice itoigawa shinpaku to work on. It came from one of our long time clients. He recently decided to part with ..read more
The summer season at Kouka-en has been quite slow. Unlike the stressful intensity of the Kokufu period or the physical strain of repotting ..read more
bonTsai by Julian - 7M ago
I’m soon approaching my 1 year mark of my apprenticeship in Japan. I recently took a brief visit to California last month for some work ..read more
It’s over a month into spring and deciduous work has been well underway. Generally speaking, there are some common goals in the scissor ..read more
Magnolias are ubiquitous in gardens around the world. They mark the end of winter with a spectacular bloom, decorating landscapes in both ..read more
bonTsai by Julian - 11M ago
It’s been long break since my last post. While I’m active on Facebook and Instagram I’m finding it exceedingly harder to write ..read more
bonTsai by Julian - 1y ago
I’ve been thinking a lot recently. What does bonsai mean to me and what am I doing in Japan? Tempted by an elusive apprenticeship and a ..read more

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