This Blog from John is about many things. Most of all though, it is about his life in Japan as an apprentice learning about Bonsai and other things too. If you have the time I’d heartily recommend that you to check his Blog out; and in particular look at the calibre of trees he has been working on. I met John a few times when I lived in Somerset. He is such a nice man.
His Blog and exploits in Japan can be read HERE