Writing books on bonsai

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Well, it (my books) saved me to answer those same questions all the time. They ask, everyone of them, the same questions. So I got tired of answering those same thing over and over. So, I figured, “Well, if I write it, if they read that then, they get the same as my answer.” So, mainly that was the reason. And so, of course, that books are their question. So, it’s no problem if I write on books. It’s all their answer or their questions. So, I guess that’s why people like that book because that book is a answer of their questions. It’s not my own thinking to write that book, it’s all their thinking. They ask me questions of bonsai, so I answer that and so I wrote that on the book. So I guess, I guess that book is the same as their question.

Date: February 4, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Daniel Lee
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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