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Yenling83

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Japanese Internet Bonsai Community
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:32 PM »
I know Japanese Bonsai Magzines are pretty popular.  But do they have internet forums and how popular are these in Japan? Do the Japanese Bonsai professionals have their own web sites or blogs?  Is there a Kimurabonsai.com out there?   

Any good links?!!!
 

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Re: Japanese Internet Bonsai Community
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 03:54 PM »
I've not run across any Japanese bonsai forums, but must admit I haven't looked much.  I've stumbled across some others, some you might find interesting.

Takamatsu - Bonsai World - http://bonsai.shikoku-np.co.jp/en/
Bonsai in Asia Guide Book (lots of additional links) - http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/
Nippon Bonsai Association - http://www.bonsai-kyokai.or.jp/
Shohin Bonsai - http://shohin-bonsai.or.jp/shouhinbonsai-english/english-abstract
Kindai - http://www.bonsai.co.jp/ec/
All Japan Shohin-bonsai Association - http://www.shohin-bonsai.or.jp/
Kunio Kobayashi - http://www.kunio-kobayashi.com/english/
 

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Re: Japanese Internet Bonsai Community
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 04:04 PM »
Nice thanks for the links!  It seems like each Bonsai professional would have their own web site, but what do I know. 
 

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Re: Japanese Internet Bonsai Community
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 11:06 AM »
I'm willing to bet there are more, but not a lot.  I doubt that bonsai professionals in Japan would have time, or see much benefit from spending time online.  Even paying someone to do it for them, I doubt would be worth it in the long run.  Just a guess.
 

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Re: Japanese Internet Bonsai Community
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 08:02 AM »
 I have looked extensively for japanese bonsai forums but I have yet to found any which would be like the forums we are used to. The few I have found out are very simple boards with few posts and  are generallly run by a professional as an extension of their trading activity. This scarcity may reflet the average age of japanese bonsai lovers.

I have been told that famous ni-chan site has a bonsai forum but didn't manage to get it, anyway 2-chan interface is really hard to grasp when you have just a moderate japanese reading proficiency and social rules on it are said to be even more stringent.