Hiroshi Matsuda
Hiroshi "Hiro" Matsuda

Master Yo is the web site of Hiroshi Matsuda, who after years of teaching the art of Bonsai to his students in Northern California, is now producing a complete series of instructional videos on DVD. His goal is to aid those students of Bonsai who do not have access to a qualified teacher, or to help those students who prefer to work on their own, but need help in in developing their knowledge and skills.

These instructional DVDs will take you from the absolute basics, as in the first DVDs in the series First Bonsai and Bonsai Care, which are designed to provide the Bonsai novice with the basic tools they will need to create their first Bonsai and how to care for it. The next set of DVDs, Beginning Bonsai, which is now in production, will be focused on all of the knowledge and skills required to prepare the student for the Intermediate and Advanced Bonsai series of DVDs.

There will also be instructional DVDs that focus on particular areas of the Art of Bonsai that require special attention, such as: the Black Pine, the seasonal aspects of Bonsai care and maintenance, and creating Bonsai landscapes – Bonniwa. DVDs on Saikei, Hakonia, etc. will be available soon.

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April’s Bonsai by the Season class will be on rock planting. In the image above, to the right is trident maple in clasping a rocky style. On the left, the cypress is planted on a slab of granite. We will also cover root over rock, planting in a rock, and clinging to a rock styles.

Read about Hiro in the Auburn Journal

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Instructional Bonsai DVD's

Do you have a Bonsai and need to know how to care for it? These DVD's present the knowledge you will need to get you started in this ancient art form. There are videos that will take you from beginner to advanced in the art of Bonsai.



Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates now available for purchases at Matsuda Landscape and Bonsai Nursery. Gift certificates may also be used for bonsai classes and one-on-one bonsai instruction. Read More...