Japan Day 2018 Countdown Part 2 (Bonsai tools and cleaning)


There are two days left till Japan Day 2018. I trimmed most of the trees that I will be displaying during the demonstration. I decided to write about the tools I have and how I clean them.

Here is a photo of all the tools that I normally use to style a tree during a bonsai competition. The tools you have may differ I only use these tools as I am comfortable with handling them and I know what results I get when using them.


I have a few more but those I use for repotting and digging up trees. In this photo you will see most of these tools are tools used to remove branches. Some of them are used to remove small tender growth while others are used to remove big bulky branches. The specialized cutting tools used to remove branches are made to fit perfectly in your…

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