Every time I attend a workshop or demonstration at the end of the day I ask my self: did I learned something new? If the answer is yes then the goal is achieved. Last two days in Tora absolutely achieved this goal. Even more than that.
Vedno, ko se udeležujem delavnic ali demonstracij, se po koncu dneva vprašam: sem se naučil kaj novega? Če je odgovor pritrdilen, potem je namen dosežen. Dvodnevno druženje v Tori je prav gotovo doseglo svoj namen. Več kot to.
This weekend we opened the brunch of Progetto Futuro school. The lecturer was Ivo Saporiti who fulfilled all expectations of 10 students. "This is not a demonstration, this is a school," he repeated many times and works on the trees developed into a projects. He was focused, every tree get amount of attention that it deserved. For me and Rajko this weekend was a new step at our way: we have a big plans with Tora and the school is only the beginning.
Ta konec tedna smo v Tori odprli prvi letnik podružnice šole Progetto Futuro. Predavatelj je bil Ivo Saporiti, ki je izpolnil pričakovanja 10-ih študentov. "To ni demonstracija, to je šola," je ves čas ponavljal in dela na drevesih so se razvila v projekte. Osredotočen; vsako drevo je dobilo pozornost, ki si ga zasluži. Zame in za Rajkota je bil ta konec tedna nov korak na najini poti: s Toro sva in še vedno imava velike načrte, šola je le začetek.
Progetto Futuro in Tora
Ivo focused on each and every tree and student
We used a lot of rafia ...
... and wire ...
The working atmosphere was great
Every step was carefully documented
And results were not bad ... (before)
Tomaz's juniper (after)
Next session of first year will be next spring, in March
Naslednje srečanje prvega letnika bo prihodnjo pomlad, marca.
born in year 1969, he lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a founding member of Slovenian bonsai club. He has spent last 15 years traveling the world seeking for bonsai knowledge: From Mr. Suzuki’s garden in Obuse, Japan, through China and of course all over the Europe. He worked under guide of many great masters and has pleasure to watch them in action. He was 1st runner up at EBA NTC 2011 in Ratingen. Now he is finally ready for big stage: with his friend established his own bonsai school in Slovenia (TORA international bonsai school), he did write a book about bonsai philosophy and already won some international awards. He likes to work on excellent yamadoris from great slovenian nature, especially on conifers.