By Annisa Essack
Bonsai is the Japanese art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees.
Masahiko Kimura began creating his first bonsai designs in his mid-teens. He broke the traditional rules that date back centuries by featuring dead wood sculpted by his design tools.
Nicknamed “The Magician”, Kimura’s unique style was accepted and even revered over time.
These days Kimura, in his 80s, is one of the country’s rare bonsai masters, and he has apprentices all over the globe.
WATCH the video to tour Kimura’s bonsai garden.