Bonsai and the Japanese Garden: Nursery Designs and Demonstrations
“Developing a Bonsai has been a very satisfying form of art to me. It has given me a great deal of pleasure creating beautiful shapes and giving character to ordinary plants. The Bonsai art is different from painting sculpture or ceramics because it is a ‘live art.’ The Bonsai subject has seasonal growth which must be disciplined to a planned shape. It becomes a natural extension of my philosophy that any growing organism needs to be guided constantly in its growth to achieve character and beauty.”* - Kaneji Domoto
Kaneji worked closely with the D. Hill Nursery and others like it, from the early 1960s through the 1970s. He designed elements of Japanese gardens, gave demonstrations, and served as a judge in annual Bonsai competitions.
*Domoto and Kay, Bonsai and the Japanese Garden.