Kenji Kobayashi has studied engineering and landscape design in his native Japan. He runs a shop, 'Sinajina', in Tokyo, where he creates and sells modern bonsai. He also teaches, writes and appears on television.
"I must admit that after reading [Kobayashi's] book I'm ready to try my hand at one of the garden arts I had considered beyond my ability. . . . One gets a nice feel for his enchanting personal landscape, a sort of bonsai gestalt that may inspire many more trees to be grown in Brooklyn." --New York Times Book Review"These miniature gems. . . are tiny enough to fit anywhere yet bold enough to make a dynamic impact." --Booklist"Contains easy-to-follow, step-by-instructions to create counter-intuitive (and simplified) bonsai landscapes." --Gardenista