bjorn3Thank you for visiting Bjorvala Bonsai Studio online, home of bonsai professional Bjorn Bjorholm.  Bjorn has been studying under contemporary Japanese bonsai master Keiichi Fujikawa in Osaka, Japan since 2008, and he is also the co-founder and co-instructor of the Fujikawa International School of Bonsai.

Although currently based in Osaka, Bjorn frequently travels the globe, teaching bonsai art to various related organizations and working with private clients and collections.  Bjorn’s work is also regularly featured in exhibitions and publications around the world.  In addition, Bjorn is the creator, producer, and editor of the Bonsai Art of Japan online video series.  For more information regarding products and services offered by Bjorvala Bonsai Studio, please feel free to peruse the site.

Bjorn Bjorholm was born and raised in East Tennessee at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, which undoubtedly played a major role in his love of nature and eventual involvement in bonsai beginning at the age of 13.  From his initial introduction to bonsai, Bjorn has consistently strived towards the accomplishment of one goal – to improve the quality of bonsai art in the west.  Click HERE to read more.


Bonsai are created with living, changing plant material, and as such the design of any given tree will necessarily evolve over time as a matter of natural tendency and through the proverbial “laying on of hands” of each successive artist, owner, and designer.  Every bonsai artist adds, in some small way, to the story of each tree, employing a unique set of aesthetics, values, principles, and knowledge.  Click HERE to see more.


Bjorvala Bonsai Studio offers a wide variety of bonsai related services – from workshops and demonstrations to exhibition preparation and design work.  While Bjorn spends a majority of his time in Japan, he is frequently on the road, traversing the globe, spreading knowledge and understanding of bonsai art.  For further information, please click HERE.