This book is not intended to popularize the methods of obtaining a classic bonsai, but rather to explain the philosophy that is borrowed from this particular style and the techniques to implement it.
Since the inventors of this new way of forming Bonsai come from traditional Japanese Bonsai, you will realise as you read, that many of the methods used owe much to ancient knowledge.
We have made a non-exhaustive list of books list of books available at the end of this book for beginners to enable them to learn how to make a bonsai in the traditional way, addressing the means in which to obtain them, how to make classical bonsai in the traditional sense and the appropriate terms used.
We will focus here on what differentiates the Kozumikku style from all of the other Japanese styles of bonsai, such as Moyogi, Netsuranari, Shokan, Chakkan, Ishitsukki, etc. We will also seek to explain the historical reasons which led us to seek an alternative way rather than following the existing styles offered by the Japanese or the Chinese which are culturally related to their history as well as to their respective traditions.
The Kozumikku style is not opposed to tradition, it is a legitimate evolution due to it’s emancipation from existing codes and from a static position of certainty. Kozumikku deliberately departs from the pretence of other styles as it does not set out to recreate a tree growing in a natural state, on the contrary by dominating the plant and overruling it’s natural biological habits, the forms cannot exist in the natural world.