Like I write in the beginning of January I started the Bonsai University at Crespi Bonsai in Italy and I want to share my impressions.
The first session (1a sessione) was held in January the 19-20 from 9:30-17:00.
Mr. Crespi introduced us to the teachers and held a short speech, then Master Mr. Nobuyuki Kajiwara welcome us to the university and we started with theory the all day. On Sunday we had to style our first tree, a juniperus chinensis under the supervision of Nobu (Mr. Kajawara nickname).
The auditorium is really nice and roomy but it was a bit cold, well we are in the middle of winter after all! The class is big, we are more than 20 student and only 2 women, well not a surprise considering that the bonsai world is dominated by men.
Everything can be purchased at the Centro: finished bonsai, pre-bonsai, tools, pots, ground… everything you may need to work and care a bonsai and much more. The Centro has even a Bonsai Museum witch we visited. Really nice tree and each season they change the display of some of them.
I was really positive impressed about the quality of the course, and seeing forward for the next session.
Have a nice day