Before and after working shinpaku

Adaptation of Bonsai shinpaku

 How to work about the shinpaku

Bonsai craftsman "Hiroki Miura"

Japanese bonsai master Mr. Hiroki Miura

Details of contents of Miura Baijuen

After receiving ascetic training under Yukio Hirose of Yamato-en in Kanagawa Prefecture,
Mr. Hiroki Miura has been taking active part in enlightenment and diffusion of Bonsai culture
as the second-generation owner of Miura Baijuen, a leading traditional Bonsai nursery in Kansai region.
At present, he actively hosts Bonsai classes not only in Japan but also in various overseas countries.

He is one of the leading bonsai craftsman in Japan. He also appears regularly in Bonsai magazine "KINDAI BONAI".

Executive Director of Japan shouhin bonsai association from 2015 to now.

All Japan Shohin Bonsai Association (Public Corporation) certified instructor.
NHK Culture Center instructor.

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1) Shinpaku before working

2) He removed old leaves at first
He used this tweezers at this work.

Bonsai tweezers made in Japan

1) There tweezers have a sharp point.Therefore, you can also use them for cutting a bud.

2) Becaseu they are long , you can catch the thing of the aim without injuring the branches in a lot of branches correctly.

3) The tip is made a precisely.And so you can catch any kind of small thing. And these tweezers are most suitable for work to remove a weed of the moss.

4) These tweezers are hard to be rusted because they are made of stainless.



3)  He cut the branch. 
He used this branch cutter  at this work.

Bonsai branch (concave ) scissors made in Japan

Concave (Branch) cutter "Narrow"   No.6B

You can work at the dense leaves and branches because No.6B is long and thin.

It's suitable for small bonsai.

Length  : 180mm
Length of a blade  : 16mm



4) An interim progress of working

  The many branches is cut  and this tree is becoming the shape of bonsai .

5) How to make Jin and Shari

Jin and shari is Japanese . This means deadwood.

Jin is a dead part of branch.
Shari is a dead part of trunk.

This express that the nature is strict and one part of the branch
and trunk is dead by lighting , wind and weight of snow
and the part becomes white by sunlight.


Bonsai pliers made in Japan

Bonsai Pliers mini No.50A

Bonsai pliers are used to twine the wire (Aluminum and copper) and remove the wire.

Mr.Hiroki Miura remove the bark by pliers.

Length  : 175mm



6) He cleaned the Jin  by using Jin chisel

He used this tweezers at this work.

Bonsai jin chisel made in Japan

This is used at carving the Jin.

Lenth  : 193mm


7) How to clean the trunk and remove the old bark

He used this pressure washer  at this work.

Pressure washer for bonsai


1) This washer uses a strong jet of water to remove dirt.

2) The nozzle of the sprayer is so narrow that it can get into and clean in small spaces.

3) You can control the type of jet by tuming the nozzle at the end of the washer.

Mr.Hiroki Miura uses high water pressure type


Clean the trugn

He removed the old barks. The red part is new bark .

8) Shinpaku after working  

  He will make this Jin and shari white by putting the Lime sulphur.

9)  2 months after Mr.Hiroki Miura worked  2018/6/3 UP

  He put Lime sulfur on Jin and Jin became white. He wired the branch.

10) Transplantation (1)

    He removed the tree from the pot.

Bonsai re potting sickle

When we take out bonsai from the pot, We can not do this easily as you know. It's because the bonsai sends out roots. At that time, we use this sickle. We separate bonsai from pot by sickle. Your work will become much easier.

Re-potting sickle for small bonsai No.65XS

Re-potting sickle for medium and large  bonsai No.65X



11) Transplantation (2)

   He loosely loosened the soil  with 1 prong root hook.

Bonsai rake

In order to loosen the soil carefully,
with the least amount of damage,then a 1 prong root hook is the best.

1 prong > 2 prongs >3 prongs

However , if speed is your choice, then a 3 prong hook would be the best choice for faster loosening.

One prong root hook that Mr.Hiroki Miura actually used.




12)  Transplantation (3)

  He finely loosened the soil  with tweezers..

Bonsai tweezers made in Japan

Tweezers No.61A

Material  : Stainless


13)   Transplantation (3)

 He cut the fine roots with bonsai scissors. Although bonsai scissors is always used to cut the branch , bud and so on, the roots are often cut by bonsai scissors. But, I recommend that you use the reasonable scissors like No.40B because by gravel might make the blade chip. If you cut the thick root, please use the following root cutter.

   Root cutter
   Bonsai root scissors  made in Japan

Bonsai scissors made in Japan

Bonsai scissors No.40B

Length : 180mm

Blade of Length  : 50mm


14)  After Transplantation