Happy New Year! 2012 marked a hugh year for the Capital Bonsai Blog with over 24,000 views in 2012. Capital Bonsai has also expanded into the realm of YouTube with more videos planned for 2013.
To further raise the profile of Capital Bonsai a new logo has been designed by my friend and Bonsai Museum volunteer Danny Coffey.
Danny, a graphic designer by trade, has recently decided to take his love of bonsai to the next level and as of Jan 1st is on his way to Japan to begin his trial apprentice with Mr. Junichiro Tanaka of Aichi-en. If accepted, Danny will begin his formal multi-year appreticeship following in the footsteps of current Aichien apprentice Peter Tea.
Fortunatly for Danny, he already has experienced some of the tasks of an apprentice, namely manual labor. All of us at the Bonsai Museum will miss him and are very excited for him to return with all the knowledge and expereice he will undoubtly aquire.