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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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. Goshin first took shape as a forest planting around From the collection of Jim Smith, this sketch is of a Ficus salicifolia that was created by Jim in These books would be translated into French, German, Italian, and Spanish by Naks each location, he unexpectedly improvised and initiated presentations.

It is a forest planting of eleven Foemina junipers Juniperus chinensisthe earliest of which Naka began training into bonsai in Today it is one of the most widely recognized bonsai in the world. In Jim acquired the tree and restyled it.

Originally conceived as three separate galleries sorted by drawings, bonsai, and photographs of John, we later decided not to divide or classify the submitted photographs into different galleries, but instead to offer them together, in a single gallery as an in depth exploration into his genius.


He was born a Nisei Japanese-Americanbut at age 8 moved back to his parents’ home country, where he extensively studied the art of bonsai due to his grandfather’s influence.

From the collection of Jim Smith, this sketch is of a Ficus salicifolia originally created by Mayna Hutchinson in AoB usually includes a brief bio of the featured artist at this point, in this case we have decided to forgo the bio, as there is no way we can do justice to this great man by adding anything that would surpass that which already has been done.

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The bonsai died last year due to hurricane damage. Archived from the original PDF on From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It would seem that bonsai as an art form was alive and well in Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Y. He contributed articles, forewords, and photographs to a number of specialty magazines and books.

A second generation Japanese-American, he moved back to Japan at the age of 8 where he studied Bonsai extensively under the influence of his grandfather. Photograph by Sage Ross. It is little wonder that John Naka is remembered with awe and respect and is often referred to as the father of American Bonsai.

A Tribute to John Yoshio Naka

Of Naka’s many works, the most recognizable composition is Goshinwhich means “protector of the spirit. He was an honorary advisor to the National Bonsai Foundation.


Other quotes of his included “Bonsai is not the result: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A very few of his many accomplishments are the following: In Orange County, Naka and four friends founded a bonsai club in November of nnaka, which is known today as the California Bonsai Society. The Los Angeles Times. Photograph submitted by Ed Trout.

Hillsborough Bonsai Society is no longer in existence. 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!

John Yoshio Naka

Asian American Bonsai Yoshi Japanese “. It doesn’t take very long once someone becomes interested in bonsai before they hear of the late John Naka. A drawing of Mike Page’s California Juniper done at a workshop. Naka traveled and taught extensively around the world, at conventions and clubs, but refused to hold classes in Japan where bonsai had been highly developed along certain lines over the centuriessaying “They want me to teach, and I tell them it’s like trying to preach to Buddha.