Roy will be styling a juniper at the DBS October demo. Bonsai master and Fuji Bonsai Nursery owner Roy Nagatoshi has practically grown up with bonsai. Though born in the United States, he spent his early years in Japan. After junior high school, he and his family moved to California where Roy’s father, Shigeru, practiced the art of bonsai and eventually opened Fuji Bonsai Nursery in Sylmar. Roy holds classes weekly at his nursery, and travels around the US and abroad giving lectures and demos as he has been doing since 1976.
Descanso Bonsai Society’s July demonstrator is Ken Fuentes, a Founding member of the Conejo Valley Bonsai Society. He has been active in bonsai for close to 40 years. Originating in Miami, he was a member of the Bonsai Club of Miami where he worked with many Bonsai experts including some past and present California Masters like John Naka, Ben Oki and in California, Warren Hill.
Ken will be demonstrating the many techniques that can be used to grow and style the Ficus “Salacaria”, or better known as “Willow Leaf “Ficus. His recommendations can be used with all Ficus with slight variations. Feel free to bring in any problem Ficus trees of any variety and Ken will give you advice on them!