John Naka is well known throughout the Bonsai community across the globe. His books and writings reveals knowledge from basic to advance for enthusiast to. More by John Yoshio Naka. Bonsai Techniques One. John Yoshio Naka. Bonsai Techniques II. John Yoshio Naka. Top of Page. My Account · Billing · Shipping. The Bonsai Clubs International’s BONSAI MAGAZINE; September-October ; Volume 42, Number 5 honored America’s premier master bonsai teacher John.

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The title refers to the little recognized fact that, yes, even bonsai masters can make a mistake. Ficus jlhn that was created by Jim in Naka with an honorary citation from the Japanese government for his effort in promotion of goodwill and friendship between Japan and the United States.

Sign up for our daily email and receive the Sifter’s newest posts! We mean this to be a dynamic gallery in which those who view it can add any content that they may have by John Naka, be it scans of his drawings, photographs of his bonsai, or photographs of John himself, simply by emailing them, with your name and a brief history of the drawing or drawings, to will artofbonsai.

Many years later he nakx that the photographs he took during that visit showed views of Goshin that are not commonly seen. Photographs by Patrick Giacobbe. Retrieved 28 November Prints were made in a limited edition. Naka was chosen in as one of thirteen honorees to receive a National Heritage Fellowship[5] the first bonsai artist to receive this prestigious award.

In John spent a weekend with Jim’s Study Group, Jim asked him to make a sketch of toshio bonsai in a new style, jaka did, but Jim never made the change. He also received Japan’s Imperial Cultural Award.


Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Wikimedia Commons has media related naja John Y. Other quotes of his included “Bonsai is not the result: With a heavy heart I learned of John’s passing on May 19, In May nakq, a collection of over 80 of his drawings of how he envisioned the future development of various workshop participants’ trees was published as John Naka’s Sketchbook, edited by Jack Billet and Cheryl Manning.

On behalf nzka all who are associated with Fuku-Bonsai, I send deepest sympathies to Alice, his family, and to his closest friends. Today it is one of the most widely recognized bonsai in the world. His books “Bonsai Techniques I and II” are likely the most recommended books in the art, not only to beginners but also to the more advanced artists that somehow missed reading them. These books would later be translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish. He yohio America’s first great bonsai professional who emerged out of the bigotry of World War II to help create a more peaceful world.

Without exception, he was always the gracious statesman. He was a driving force in the spread of bonsai appreciation and the practice of bonsai art in the West and elsewhere.

It was in the National Bonsai Collection and has since died. He went beyond his bonsai specialty and touched the hearts and souls of people internationally.

At each location, he unexpectedly improvised and initiated presentations. Of Naka’s many works, the most recognizable composition is Goshinwhich means “protector of the spirit.


They are a welcome addition to every artist’s library. InGoshin was displayed at the Philadelphia Flower Show where it was viewed by nearlypeople. It would seem that bonsai as an art form was alive and well in In Hilo, when offered choice collected materials, he was excited, wanted to train each in a different way, and just couldn’t choose between them!

Next to John’s bonsai, his drawings and sketches speak the loudest of his obvious talent and his great love of trees. Photograph by Sage Ross. Copyright The Art of Bonsai Project. The bonsai died last year due to hurricane yoship. Goshin first took shape as a forest planting around Hillsborough Bonsai Society is no longer in existence.


Eastman Kodak’s Applied Photography Magazine. In Orange County, Naka and four friends founded a bonsai club in November ofwhich is known today as the California Bonsai Society.

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It is a forest planting of eleven Foemina junipers Juniperus chinensisthe earliest of which Naka began training into bonsai in The planting can be seen on display at the National Arboretum. AoB only requests permission to use them in this gallery. At the International Bonsai Congress, he refined and set a long-term training strategy for the same three trees and supervised the potting into unique handmade pots created especially for them by Japan’s master potter Akiji Kataoka of Tokoname’s Yamaaki kiln.

He became an important force in American bonsai art in the s and 60s and played a prominent role in the spread of Bonsai appreciation and art internationally. In Orange CountyNaka and four friends founded a bonsai club in November,which is known today as the California Bonsai Society. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. We hope you’ll take the time and help us expand this gallery. From the collection of Jim Smith, this sketch is one of the many drawings of bonsai that John made of the members bonsai at Jim’s study group in