This weekend, had the pleasure of meeting Ryan, the creator and heart behind International Bonsai Mirai. Tucked up behind the hill of St. Helen OR, you drive up this forsaken road to end-up in a Japanese inspired garden and home with a nursery of 50+ Bonsai in his 'back yard'.
His craft is beautiful and trees – amazing. As a kid, when we moved from DC to Saudi Arabia, we traveled through the East and stopped in the amazing town of Kyoto for a while. This is where I got my first taste of Tofu, Wasabi, and Bonsai while visiting the famous rock garden. Ryan's garden made me feel like I was in Kyoto again. Amazing.