I began studying Bonsai at the age of 13 and worked with a handful of professionals in the United States before becoming an apprentice under Keiichi Fujikawa at Kouka-en nursery in Osaka, Japan in 2008.

Bjorn BjorholmI have since styled Bonsai for the Kokufu-ten, Taikan-ten, and Sakufu-ten exhibitions. Trees that I have designed for clients have won awards at the Taikan-ten (shohin category and rock-planting category) and at many exhibitions in the United States. I currently reside in Kyoto, Japan and continue to study as an apprentice with Mr. Fujikawa. Each year, I travel back to the United States and other areas to teach Bonsai to societies, organizations, and individuals. I also currently film, edit, and produce the online YouTube video series "The Bonsai Art of Japan," which currently has over half a million views.




Quick facts

Appeared at these events: various events in the USA and Japan.

Appeared in these magazines: Bonsai: Journal of the American Bonsai Society, Kinbon, International Bonsai, Bonsai Focus, Bonsai Actual

Awards: N/A.

Books: N/A.



Bonsai demo by Bjorn


Some of Bjorn Bjorholm's Bonsai trees

Japanese Black pine

Gansekisho Japanese Black Pine


Japanese White pine by Bjorn Bjorholm

Japanese White Pine


Taikan ten award winning Bonsai

White Pine (Taikan-Ten Award Winner)



Contact information

Location: Osaka, Japan

Email: bbjorhol(at)gmail.com

Website: www.bjorvalabonsaistudio.com