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Today we continue the post on Shinji Suzuki.  For those that would prefer to see larger photos you can go this page.

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

What an incredible juniper in the back.  How would you like this sitting on your bench in the garden?

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

Would you classify this as bunjin?  It is one of our favorite styles.

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

A beautiful job of needle pulling.  A critical task to balancing the energy in black pines.

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

A beautiful pot supported by this frame so there are no accidental tumbles.  Notice the pads to protect the pot strategically placed around the tree.

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

Shinji Suzuki

A very fine Stewartia.

Our friend Tyler who will begin his apprenticeship with Shinji Suzuki starting in March 2011.

Our friend Tyler who will begin his apprenticeship with Shinji Suzuki starting in March 2011.

Tyler begins his apprenticeship next month. He has been working with Boon who assisted in obtaining Tyler’s apprenticeship.  You might better understand his smile in this photo now!

Well what trip to Shinji Suzuki could be complete without a few snow monkey photos.  Pay particular attention to the last one as there is quite a story attached to it.

Baby Snow Monkey

Baby Snow Monkey

Baby and Mom

Baby and Mom

The small brown spots are food which is the reason most of the monkeys have their heads down.

Boon's Apple!  So do you feel lucky punk?

Boon's Apple! So do you feel lucky punk?

One of the things they tell you when visiting is do not look the make monkeys in the eyes!  This is considered to be an aggressive behavior and they will respond.  So see the apple in his hands?  Well just shortly before this photo was taken it was in Boon’s.  Boon had decided to eat a snack. Unfortunately, so did this fellow.  He ran by Boon and grabbed the apple from his hand.  Advancing about 6 feet in front of them he stopped and stared at Peter, Boon and Jeff.  They were so surprised they stared back at him.  So – he began to advance on them. Who do you think blinked?  Well the three boys that is whom.  And so upon averting their eyes this male stopped his advance.

According to Peter, he made quick work of this apple and then noticed something about Peter.  Peter had a rice ball in his hand. Well before Peter could blink, or more accurately run, he leapt and grabbed the rice ball from Peter’s hand and had the second course in his meal.  Hearing Peter tell this story almost brought us to tears we laughed so hard.

KJ and I hope all of you make it to Suzuki’s one day.  You will find the trip worth the effort even if it is in winter.

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