This is a wonderful book on the art of Bonsai, Dr. Chan has done an excellent service in simplifying the mystery of Bonsai so the trepidacious novice can have the courage to attempt and succeed!! Well written, with beautiful pictoral examples of each step and design, Bonsai Masterclass is a masterpiece of information and design that any aficionado of the art of Bonsai should have in their Library. Having worked with Bonsai for more than 30 years now I can say in all candor Dr. Chan's text has made some of the more difficult procedures for bending and wiring much easier to accomplish. Thank you, Dr. Chan for a wonderful text, eminently readable from novice to skilled master! Domo Origato!