成岡周 Narushuu, bonsai olive trees

In Olio Veritas

Shizuoka is a seaside city close to Mount Fuji and a 2 hours drive from Tokyo. Famous for its tea plantations – 50% of the japanese production is made in the area – the city also hosts a young nurseryman of a new kind, Naruoka Suichi, who has launched in 2012 an importation business for bonsai olive trees.

These spanish olive trees are more than a century old, and have had a short bonsai cut to meet local customs – © In Olio Veritas

In Olio Veritas – Naruoka Suichi, could you please tell us about your business ?

Naruoka Suichi – I’m a nurseryman, specialized in olive trees for garden ornement, not for horticultural purpose. I buy olive trees from Spain and sell them here to professionals as well as households, mostly in Tokyo and Yokohama’s area. Look at this century old Hojiblanca tree for instance : a spanish…

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