Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Story of Chase Rosade: The Humble American Bonsai Pioneer - Bonsai Time Podcast Ep 05

             The Bonsai Time Podcast is back! For our fifth episode, Kevin traveled to Rosade Bonsai Studios to interview a man by the name of Chase Rosade. This interview covers many seasons of Chase's life over his 50 years in the bonsai scene including the 8-month and 10,000 km journey he took to reach Japan; his initial training at a bonsai nursery in Japan; stories from collecting yamadori with John Naka, Ben Oki, Dan Robinson, and Larry Jackal; and Chase also shares details about the contributions of his late wife, Solita Rosade, to the world bonsai scene. Chase and Kevin covered a lot of ground in this interview; we hope it will inform and entertain you and invite you into the world of Chase Rosade!

                Note: Chase is one of several prominent bonsai artists who will be in attendance at the upcoming Columbus Bonsai Society 50th Annual Show taking place in September. See here or www.columbusbonsai.org for more information.

Video interview available here:

Podcast format available here:

In addition to the video and podcast versions of the interview available above, Kevin also mentioned in the interview the trees which he was helping Chase repot during his visit. Those images are available below.

Kevin Faris + Chase Rosade at Rosade Bonsai Studeios in New Hope, PA

Repotting subject #1. Ezo spruce?

Front 1

Front 2

Rootwork time!

Potential pot #1

Potential pot #2


A very nice hinoki cypress by Chase Rosade.

Juniper in training gets a repot too.

Thanks, Chase for your hospitality and for joining us in the Bonsai Time Podcast!

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