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Bonsai Institute of California

Bonsai Techniques II / Second Printing / 1984

Bonsai Techniques II / Second Printing / 1984

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By John Yoshio Naka
// Early Edition Copyright Stated 1984 // Second Printing 

Often claimed as the bible of Bonsai, a must-have for any bonsai enthusiast. Out of print and hard to find.

John Yoshio Naka was an American horticulturist, teacher, author, and master bonsai cultivator. He was born a Nisei Japanese-American, but at age 8 moved back to his parent's home country, where he extensively studied the art of bonsai due to his grandfather's influence. He returned to the United States near Boulder, Colorado in 1935, and then in late 1946 settled in Los Angeles, California. In Orange County, Naka and four friends founded a bonsai club in November 1950, which is known today as the California Bonsai Society. He became a very important force in American bonsai art in the 1950s-60s. He was a driving force in the spread of bonsai appreciation and the practice of bonsai art in the West and elsewhere. A very few of his many accomplishments are the following: He published two books, entitled Bonsai Techniques I and Bonsai Techniques II, texts that are revered as being the bibles of western bonsai to many artists.

Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket: None. The book wrap is gold with the title and images in black on the front cover and spine. The book is well used by the previous owner. The book's front and back covers have scuffs, bends, and bumping on the edges and corners. The text block head and forge-edge have signs of foxing. There is book bumping on the bottom fore-edge. There is slight tanning on the text block but the pages are unmarked.

Publisher: Bonsai Institute of California
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Date Published: 1984
Edition: Second Printing

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