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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: John Romano on December 23, 2010, 05:02 PM

Title: Looking for Juniper article
Post by: John Romano on December 23, 2010, 05:02 PM
A few years back the US branch of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation published an English language translation of a fantastic article about the history of yamadori shimpaku collecting in Japan that had been originally published in Japanese in Kinbon magazine. Along with the illuminating text were accompanying photographs of famous collectors and trees.  The article was called "Shimpaku Juniper: It's Secret History".  This was the original link:
www.bonsai-wbff.org/shimpaku/main.shtm (http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/shimpaku/main.shtm)
This website no longer exists as the WBFF is now run by a Chinese organization (http://www.wbff-2013.org (http://www.wbff-2013.org)) and that article is no longer available.
Here is a link from the old Bonsai Talk site of the first page:  http://www.bonsaitalk.com/lug/directory-link/n-910.html (http://www.bonsaitalk.com/lug/directory-link/n-910.html) and the text can be found here (towards the bottom of the page):
http://www.absolutebonsai.com/shimpaku_juniper_bonsai (http://www.absolutebonsai.com/shimpaku_juniper_bonsai)
However, I would really like to get a copy of the original english article with photo's.  Anyone have an archived copy of it? or anyone with wikileak like powers can find it somewhere on the web?
I might try to find someone from the North American WBFF board who might know if it still exists somewhere.
It was a great reference arrticle.
thanks,
John Romano
Title: Re: Looking for Juniper article
Post by: akeppler on December 23, 2010, 05:10 PM
How about Robert Baran, Bonsai historian. Maybe he may know where to find this article. I think he can be loacted at Phoenix Bonsai.

Al
Title: Re: Looking for Juniper article
Post by: John Romano on December 23, 2010, 05:44 PM
Hi Al,
Yes that was my next stop and he DID have it archived at his site!
Here was his reply and the article link at his site for anyone who would like to read it:

>>John,

I was talking to Chris Cochrane the other night about this. Please see the bottom of http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/OtherArchived.html (http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/OtherArchived.html) . I tracked down apparently intact links at the Internet Wayback Machine Archive and have them posted on that page. Let me know if there are any other old WBFF/NABF articles that it would be good to keep.

Robert J. Baran>>

Rober is THE bonsai historian and we owe him a debt of gratitude for the work he has done over the years compiling the information that he has put on his website.
John


Title: Re: Looking for Juniper article
Post by: akeppler on December 23, 2010, 05:51 PM
I have found that wayback machine to be valuable but links can still be lost to  crashed servers. I think it best to collect hard data like Robert does and then back them up on disk or something like that. I wish I had all the archive of stuff I posted in the last twelve years as well as the photo's! Much of it I have, but some of the obscure photo's are gone for good.

My bad, Al
Title: Re: Looking for Juniper article
Post by: Yenling83 on December 23, 2010, 06:56 PM
Really great article.  How amazing is that "Noble Satake's Shimpaku." on the first page!!!
Title: Re: Looking for Juniper article
Post by: shimsuki on December 23, 2010, 07:40 PM
Thats a great article! I also enjoyed reading the other articles http://web.archive.org/web/20080727134401/http://bonsai-wbff.org/features.shtml (http://web.archive.org/web/20080727134401/http://bonsai-wbff.org/features.shtml)



Andrew