FUKU-BONSAI!

                This section contains extensive information about Fuku-Bonsai, the website, our philosophy, and just about everything you'd want to know about us. The Internet is an outstanding tool, but it's necessary to be selective and being able to trust those who want your business.  We hope that the extensive information presented about us gives us necessary credibility to develop that trust.  Fuku-Bonsai is committed to high standards, prompt personalized service, and fairness.  Our products are not cheap,   but they are the highest value!

2a-1.jpg (60442 bytes)
FUKU-BONSAI & "www.fukubonsai.com"
        Fuku-Bonsai began as a backyard nursery to provide prepared bonsai stock for adult education bonsai classes. We pioneered True Indoor Bonsai™ and have been sharing a blessing since 1962!
August 2010
 UPDATE!
FUKU-BONSAI BEGINS A NEW ERA!
        In 1989, Fuku-Bonsai spray defective Benlate that was contaminated with weed killers and this caused over $30 million of damages.  DuPont really beat up on us and we received only less than 10% of our losses.  But we survived and will be expanding once we refinance. 
FBC kona quarry.jpg (24933 bytes)
Bonsai record, articles, awards, etc.
        Fuku-Bonsai's history has been euphoric peaks and challenging valleys. Our efforts to build the Kona Fuku-Bonsai Center failed when defective fungicide decimated the Kurtistown nursery. But we survived, rebuilt, and continue legal efforts to collect damages.
Ted with pine Estes Park.jpg (34696 bytes)
 
"THE CHALLENGE OF BONSAI"
        This introductory bonsai essay celebrates the essence of Fuku-Bonsai's Philosophy and gives an overall presentation.
4b1-3.jpg (114277 bytes)
A PHOTO TOUR OF THE
FUKU-BONSAI CULTURAL CENTER
        The visitor area is located in the midst of a working bonsai nursery and visitors can interact with the staff.  Here's some of what you'll see if you visited us!
Kurtistown map.jpg (12260 bytes)
Finding Kurtistown & Fuku-Bonsai
        You are cordially invited to visit!  Kurtistown is in a rural part of the Big Island of Hawaii. Please print out this section if you plan to visit us and call ahead if you'd like to participate in a workshop or talk story!
 
Fuku-Bonsai vs. DuPont
       Right vs. Might;  a sad tale of the most egregious case of settlement fraud in the history of the United States legal system!
 
REINVENTING FUKU-BONSAI
         The Phoenix Flies!  Fuku-Bonsai was forced to reinvent itself after spraying defective Benlate in 1989. This is the summary of what we did and a preview into where we are going from here!
TOP 10 REASONS
TO PURCHASE
DIRECTLY FROM
FUKU-BONSAI!
Why purchase from FUKUBONSAI.COM?
        There's a whole bunch of reasons that you should purchase directly from the pioneering grower. Here are 10 of the better ones!
ABScover1.jpg (12159 bytes)
An introduction and recommendation to join the
AMERICAN BONSAI SOCIETY
As one of the oldest active members for over 40 years, David Fukumoto and Fuku-Bonsai have an association with the American Bonsai Society since the late 1960's. The society is a major force in promoting and assistingg in developing a truly American form of bonsai and my best in-depth articles were published in the ABS Journal.  As we complete recovery I committed to write an article in each issue beginning with their Spring 2009 issue.
3rd FB master trng II.  14.jpg (16828 bytes)
FUKU-BONSAI PROFESSIONAL TRAINING TECHNIQUES
        Becoming a bonsai professional is hard work requiring extensive training and a long-term commitment.  We're now training our third generation and here's how we're doing it!
MICHAEL'S CHALLENGE
        An update on the above tree that has been in training since 1983.
ReductionBuilding4.jpg (20457 bytes)
REDUCTION-BUILDING:
   creating exceptional stock material!
        There's a bonsai truism that the result of your workshop is in direct proportion to the potential that is already in your prepared bonsai stock. Fuku-Bonsai's outstanding stock material is based upon this training concept. The photo shows plants that developed from our first 1981 introductory public demonstration.
NatalensisNew4.jpg (12032 bytes)
The Pre-Styling Session
        It takes a lot of preparation and pre-training to develop bonsai stock.   In spite of any and all spectacular staged public presentations, it's not a magical one-time creation. Here's a "behind-the-scenes" activity of what it takes to develop high potential stock.
GalleryCB+MikeRobert+Willie.jpg (19268 bytes)
A Gallery of Bonsai in Training
        Even while trees are in training, those that will become outstanding bonsai are exciting even before they are put into their formal exhibit container.  As time permits, we'll include some of the better trees now in training at Fuku-Bonsai.

PAYPAL seal.jpg (6885 bytes)

"How to Lower Website Start-up Costs"
        Fuku-Bonsai founder David Fukumoto installed and adds to this site using Microsoft FrontPage. This article was written to help others.   PayPal has worked very well for us and they provide secure transactions to protect our customers.  We don't have that capability and really don't need it!
prem keiki wkshop 2.jpg (34648 bytes)
PRESS RELEASE: May 2001
        We knew we had a winner! We had come through some difficult times and although we had developed the most successful gift bonsai for anyone who can grow houseplants,  we began to promote the Premium Keiki Bonsai Workshop Package!
hughclark photo 6.6.01.jpg (83575 bytes)
Honolulu Advertiser article (June 6, 2001)
     "Prospering amid the twists of fate"
       This is one of the articles that resulted from the press release. Hugh Clark is a highly respected reporter who has written a number of articles about my community, political, and economic activities including our struggle for survival.  It was a real honor to have him tell our story before he retired.
HTH small color photo.jpg (15754 bytes)
Hawaii Tribune-Herald article (Dec. 25, 2002)
"THE ART OF BONSAI lives on after its creators "
        The Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center is the host for the Hawaii State Bonsai Repository.  Now when Hawaiian bonsai masters pass away, their best bonsai can come here to live to be enjoyed by visitors from throughout the world.
Micro-Lobster Hoover many upside down.jpg (59181 bytes)
Honolulu Advertiser article (March 1, 2004)
"HAWAII'S LITTLE RED SHRIMP ARE A HOT ITEM"
         By Jan TenBruggencate, Advertiser Science Writer wrote the story introducing a new Hawaiian niche aquaculture industry. And while it mentions our competitor, it also shows that Fuku-Bonsai's approach is innovative and aimed for long-term success.
 
***   Go to Fuku-Bonsai Home Page
***   Go to next major website portal: "AN EVOLUTION TO TRUE INDOOR BONSAI"
***   Go to Mail Order Information  
 
FUKU-BONSAI CULTURAL CENTER & HAWAII STATE BONSAI REPOSITORY
PO Box 6000 (Olaa Road), Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone (808) 982-9880;  FAX (808) 982-9883     Email:  sales@fukubonsai.com
 
Fuku-Bonsai Inc.  URL:  www.fukubonsai.com