About Us

My wife and I starting doing Satsuki azalea bonsai in the Spring of 2001.  We both attended classes at El Dorado Bonsai, in Placerville, CA., that taught the Japanese way of styling, cultivating, and maintaining healthy Satsuki azalea bonsai.  This three year course was taught by Japanese Satsuki bonsai master, Tatemori Gondo.  After our three years of training, we where each given a written and practical exam, that we passed.  We where then given our teaching diploma.  Our learning did not stop at El Dorado Bonsai.  With the proper introductions, we where both accepted as student by Sushio Nakayama, Tatemori Gondo's Satsuki teacher, in 2005.  We travel back to Japan two to three times a year to study with Nakayama sensei.  Our love for Satsuki bonsai continues to grow as we mature in our knowledge. 

Our main goal is to help spread the art and proper care of Satsuki bonsai here in the United States.  We hope that by providing good quality Satsuki bonsai material, more people will enjoy this species of bonsai as much as we do.

Thank you for coming to this site.

Darren and Laura Wong