Julian is a Southern California resident who discovered a passion for bonsai while in college. After graduation he pursued an apprenticeship at Fujikawa Kouka-en in Japan. Kouka-en is a second-generation nursery currently operated by Mr. Keiichi Fujikawa located in Osaka Prefecture. The nursery opened in 1950 and has held itself to a high standard of refinement, participating and vending at the Kokufu-ten in Tokyo. His experience there gave him a foundation in both evergreen and deciduous techniques. Although there is a strong impression of expedited refinement in Japanese bonsai, trees there have been properly developed over many years. Julian puts an emphasis on horticulture and development that enables sustainable design.
As a young and new bonsai artist, he hopes to continuously create beautiful trees and to share his enthusiasm and passion for the art.