Owen Reich is a Georgia-native and Tennessee resident who has been an apprentice at Fujikawa Kouka-en nursery in Ikeda City, Japan from 2010-2012. He received a degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Georgia, helped establish one of the largest nurseries in the Southeastern US (Samara Farms), and is the founder of Bonsai Unearthed Nursery (Nashville, TN) and blog site. From early 2013, Owen has been teaching in the US but will be returning to the Fujikawa Bonsai School regularly to continue working with his sensei, Keiichi Fujikawa, and with students. For more information about Owen, please visit (www.bonsaiunearthed.com). Also, be sure to check out Owen in the 34 videos on YouTube titled “The Bonsai Art of JAPAN” that were filmed and produced by Owen and Bjorn Bjorholm of Bjorvala Bonsai Studio. Click here – (youtube – Owen and Bjorn).
While early in his career, the following comment by Owen reinforces his knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Bonsai: “Bonsai is the only thing I’ve found that you cannot fully master every aspect of in one, let alone many lifetimes.”