John Naka was considered one of the pioneers of American bonsai. He helped popularize the art in the United States beginning the 1950s. Two of his books, Bonsai Techniques I and Bonsai Techniques II, are regarded as two of the most important books covering the art of bonsai.
We were honored to work on one of his legacy trees, currently being cared for by his granddaughter, Diane. The tree in the video was featured in one of his books.
For maintenance, we wired and cleaned out needles. To respect the original artist's, we tried our best to stay within the original design.