bonsai

Patience as an art form – building bonsai

Bonsai takes a lot of time. Started from a seedling, it takes many years for the tree or bush to develop into  maturity. At his Matsuda Bonsai Nursery in Newcastle, Hiro Mat ...

Passion for bonsai grows from overseas tour

It requires close attention to detail and can be labor intensive, but bonsai is a hobby Scott Chadd has pursued for about 40 years. “It’s what I really enjoy,” he said rece ...

Auburn’s Sanefuji a master of sushi art

In 1960 San Francisco restaurants serving sushi could be counted on one hand. Still a delicacy known to few outside of Japan, sushi was originally served as a quick food to eat whi ...

Decades-long journey from novice to Master Yo

In Hiroshi Matsuda’s career, everything is small. Small trees, small shrubs, little lanterns and miniature walkways. Matsuda has taught the art of bonsai and bonniwa for the last ...