BONSAI  AND  OTHER
MAGICAL  MINIATURE  LANDSCAPE
SPECIALTY  MAGAZINES


This is an ongoing compilation gathered from assorted books, articles, magazines, Web sites, correspondence, Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, and The Standard Periodical Directory

Thanks, so far, to Marco Favero, Stefan Sandstrom, and Michel Vitrat for their assistance.
If you have any corrections, updates or additions, please e-mail rjb@phoenixbonsai.com

This Page Last Updated: March 20, 2002


 

AUSTRALIA
BRAZIL
CANADA
CHINA
FRANCE
GERMANY
INDIA
ITALY
JAPAN
KOREA
LUXEMBOURG
NETHERLANDS
SPAIN
SWEDEN
 SWITZERLAND
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES

 

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AUSTRALIA
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bonsai Down Under English Hurtsville, N.S.W.  Zillah "Zill" Willmott (1977-early 80s?);
David Rich (-1985-)
early 1977 late 1980s?
Quarterly; 32 pp.

 
Bonsai in Australia English Castle Hill, N.S.W.  Vita and Dot Koreshoff September 1970 1991
Bimonthly; 32 pp.

 
Bonsai Journal - Australia English   Western Suburbs Group 1969 pre-1977
Bimonthly; 24 pp.

 

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BRAZIL
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Atelier Do Bonsai Portuguese Marcelo Miller, Rio De Janiero   pre-2000  

 

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CANADA
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bonsai Canada   Willowdale, Ontario   1981  
Annual; quarterly Bonsai Canada Newsletter changed to current by 1992

 

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CHINA
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Zhongguo Huahui Penjing Chinese     mid-1980s  
Newspaper format; "Chinese Flowers -- Potted Landscapes"; Distr: China Books & Periodicals, Inc., San Francisco, CA

 

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FRANCE
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bonsai Creation French       1992
Translation of Japan's Kindai Bonsai

 
Bonsaika French Shizen Communication Yasushi Oonuma Autumn 1997  
Five issues per year; 44 pages (12 in color); "La revue du passionné de Bonsaï,""The magazine for Bonsai enthusiasts, the defense of European bonsai in the respect of Japanese tradition"

 
France Bonsai French Chelles: Jardin Press    Summer 1996  
Bimonthly

 
France Suiseki French Groupe Scolaire      
 

 

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GERMANY
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bonsai (GW) German Gruenstadt: Bonsai-Club Deutschland   1982  
Quarterly; 40,000 circ (Ulrich's, 2002).  Formerly Bonsai-Magazin  (ISSN 0177-1612).

 
Suiseki News German   Willi Benz, Ketsch    
Quarterly

 

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INDIA
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Nichin Bonsai   India Nikunj Parekh c.1993  
Quarterly

 

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ITALY
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bari Bonsai Italian        
 

 
Bonsai & News Italian  Parabiago (MI): Crespi Editori s.r.l. Gianpiero Simontacchi 1990  
Monthly; ISSN 1120-706X; reproduction of some articles from Japan's Kindai Bonsai.  Circ: 31,000 (Ulrich's, 2002)

 
Bonsai: Arte e Natura  Italian w/English translation Milan: Mrs. Volonterio   c.1985  
Quarterly; original articles

 
Bonsai Italiano Italian Modena: Zanfi Editori s.r.l.   1991 c.Jan. 1999
Ten times per year; ISSN 1121-2950

 
Bonsaitalia Italian     pre-1995  
 

 

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JAPAN
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Aiseki no Tomo Japanese  Tokyo   c.1983  
Monthly; 98 pages (8 in color); "Friends of Stone Lovers"/"Suiseki Collectors' Companion"

 
Bonsai Japanese   Norio Kobayashi (518 consecutive issues) c.1921 October 1967
Monthly; the most influential magazine on the topic for half a century

 
Bonsai gaho Japanese Tokyo   1906 c.1913?
Monthly

 
Bonsai Joho Japanese Kindai Shuppan   March 1984  
Monthly; 80 pages (32 in color); "Bonsai Information"

 
Bonsai Sekai Japanese Tokyo: Juseki Publications ; Shinkikakusha ('84) Keiji Murata (1970 through late 1970s);
Hajime Nakayama (1984 -pre-1991);
Yoshio Horii (c.1991-)
May 1970 ;
November 1984
June 1984 ;
Monthly; 162 pages (72 in color); "Bonsai World" ; Quarterly in English? 24 pp (8 in color) starting Autumn 1980; Chinese edition in Taiwan bimonthly 1987 and monthly starting in Jan. 1990

 
Bonsai Shunju Japanese Nippon Bonsai Kyokai Fusazo Takeyama (to Feb. 1979); Kazuya Morita (1979-88); Shinji Ogasawara (1989 -)    
Monthly

 
Juseki Japanese Tokyo: Juseki-sha Keiji Murata 1968? May 1970 
Monthly; bonsai, suiseki and related hobbies; renamed and reformated as Bonsai Sekai (see above)

 
Kindai Bonsai Japanese Kyoto: Kindai Shuppan Katsuhito Onishi c.1938 ;
1977
 ? ;
Monthly; 167 pages (72 in color); "Contemporary Bonsai"

 
Sanyasou & Mini-bonsai Japanese Kyoto: Kindai Shuppan   c.1998  
Bimonthly; "Wild Grass and Mini Bonsai"

 
Satsuki Bonsai Japanese Kyoto: Kindai Shuppan     1984
Monthly; 144 pages (64 in color); "Satsuki (Azalea) Bonsai"

 
Satsuki Kenkyu Japanese Gekkan Satsuki Kenkyusha Masaaki Kosugi 1970  
Monthly; 162 pages (72 in color); "Satsuki Research"; 10,000 circ. (1986)

 
Shizen to Bonsai Japanese Sanyusha Company, Ltd. Akira Shimizu 1970  
Monthly; 160 pages (8 in color); "Nature and Bonsai"

 
Shumi no Sanyaso   Kenko Rokkaku   1979  
Monthly; "Wild Flowers and Alpine Plants"; originally quarterly "Bonsai and Wild Flowers", changed to current 1980; 100,000 circ. (1986)

 

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KOREA

TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
"We have 3 monthly magazines for suseok [stone] collectors only and several magazines for bonsai (Bunjae in Korean pronunciation) and suseok."  per http://members.xoom.it/youngseok/collect.htm

 

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LUXEMBOURG
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Suiseki Journal English European Suiseki Association Norry Kirschten,
Ettelbruck
   
Quarterly

 

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NETHERLANDS

TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Het Bonsai Blad Dutch Farrand Bloch (1999-     ) 1994 Summer 2000

 

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SPAIN
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bonsai Actual Spanish Valencia: Croma Press, S.A.      
Bimonthly; translation of Kindai Bonsai

 
Bonsai Autóctono Spanish Valencia: Neagari Press, SCP Jorge Penalba 1993  
 

 

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SWEDEN
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
BonsaiBladet Swedish     pre-1996  
Quarterly

 

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SWITZERLAND
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Natur und Mensch German Boswil: Pius Notter   pre-1998  
Bonsai, Suiseki, and Japanese Gardens

 

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UNITED KINGDOM
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bonsai Europe English,
and Dutch (1999-   )
Smithfield Publishing, Netherlands Colin Lewis (1989-1999)
Farrand Bloch (1999-     )
April 1989,
Summer 2000
 
Bi-monthly; "The Magazine for Bonsai-lovers"; 52 full colour pages.

To fulfil the needs and wishes of both English speaking and Dutch readers, this and the Dutch magazine Het Bonsai Blad decided, in the summer of 2000, to collaborate in a joint publication. A European spirit now prevails, and is reflected by our editorial staff and authors: with names like Ann Scutcher, Dan Barton, Colin Lewis, Bill Jordan, Michelle Andolfo and many others enhancing the pages.  Name changed from Bonsai on Jan.1, 2002 (issue 54).  Over 8,000 copies to over 28 countries worldwide.


 
Bonsai UK English Cambridge: Smithfield Publishing Ltd. Ann Skutcher    
Quarterly.  Merged with above?

 
Suiseki, The Journal of Stone Appreciation English The British Suiseki Society Joe Davies   1996
 

 

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UNITED STATES
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TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE
Bonsai: Journal English American Bonsai Society David Rowe
(2000-present)
Spring 1967  
Quarterly; 46 pp; 1,400 circ (Ulrich's, 2002); ISSN 0149-9726

 
Bonsai Magazine English Bonsai Clubs International Donna Banting (1999-present) November 1962  
Bimonthly; 48 pp.; 2,800 circ (Ulrich's, 2002); ISSN 1068-6193; Bonsai Clubs Association Newsletter renamed in 1966; 10 issues per yr changed in 1984

 
Bonsai Solo English Madison, WI: Barry Press   pre-1995  
Quarterly; 48 pages; "A global showcase of artists' solo performances."  Four issues only?

 
Bonsai Today English Stone Lantern Publications W. John Palmer (1989-Fall 2001)
Wayne Schoech (Fall 2001-present)
May/June 1989  
Bimonthly; 76 pp.; 8,300 circ (Ulrich's, 2002); ISSN 1044-2529; some photographs and translated articles from Japan's Kindai Bonsai

 
International Bonsai English Rochester, NY: The International Bonsai Arboretum William N. Valavanis, pub. & ed. February 1979  
Quarterly; 62 pp; 5,000 circ (1998); ISSN 0198-9561; "first English language independent bonsai magazine"; some translated reprints from Japanese

 
Waiting to be Discovered English Broomall, PA: The North American Viewing Stone Society   1996 2000?
Quarterly

 
World Tropical Bonsai Forum English Miami, FL Christine Rojas 1989 1993
Quarterly; 2,500 circulation at peak; forced out of business due to Hurricane Andrew damage

 

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ONLINE BONSAI MAGAZINES


TITLE
LANGUAGE
PUBLISHER
EDITOR(S)
START DATE
END DATE

 
The Bonsai Enthusiast English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Nakatsukuni Bonsai Andy Rutledge, Lewisville, TX 2001
Quarterly

 
Bonsai Online Magazine English Ichiban Publishing, Chardon, OH Jan. 15, 2001
Bimonthly; by subscription only; for IBM compatible machines only, or CDs by mail six times per year.  The first online bonsai magazine, a collaboration of world wide effort by people from Korea, Japan, Europe, and the U.S.

 
Wired Online Bonsai Magazine English Dai-ichi Bonsai, U.K. Bob Thompson 2001?

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