A GLIMPSE AT AMERICAN BONSAI

 

 

 
 

PROCESS

Shokunin (Sho-koo-neen) is a Japanese word used to describe an individual that aspires to become a master in their particular craft or art form. Ryan Neil falls firmly into this description, as he has been practicing the art of Bonsai for nearly two decades. In this short film, we get a glimpse at the broader thinking behind a professional American Bonsai practitioner, as well as some of the inherent challenges and aspirations that come along with the pursuit for bonsai mastery in America. 

 
 

 

"A master doesn't retire... they do it 'til they're dead"

 

Project Info

CREDITS :
Commissioned by: Bonsai Mirai
A Film by: Ryan J. Bush
Art Direction: The DeSpains
Opening Title Animation: Caleb Cappock
Music By: c418
 

THANKS :
Ryan Neil
Chelsea Neil

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