Japan, here I come.

4 weeks ago Nebby 0

Source: BonTsai Blog.

Despite all my efforts meticulously planning for my visit to Japan, a few things slipped through the cracks. Among them my plug converters rendering my laptop a fancy paper weight to slow me down at airport security checks. As such I hand wrote this article 2 nights ago and now, in my delirious jet-lagged state, I am transcribing it to share with others. I have been accepted as an apprentice at Fujikawa Kouka-en. (en means garden or nursery) It’s been a pretty insane path getting to this point and I would have never anticipated moving to Japan 4 years ago. Bonsai for me has been an outlet. I absolutely love working with my hands. The unique combination of a living tree with arguably, art pulled me in with no other comparison. I get an immense gratification doing bonsai and right off the bat, I knew I had to get involved. Within the best of my mental capacity and time I’d try to go to all the local shows, join clubs, and to reach out to both hobbyists and professionals in the bonsai community. People who know me well, know that I don’t have a very outgoing and sociable personality. From problems I had at home and during high school my confidence was completely shattered. The past 4 years in college has been a slow process of rebuilding it and I’m fortunate to have met some great people. The irony of it was that my pursuit is akin to a hyper…

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