Profile of Japan's female bonsai master

Chiako Yamamoto is the first and only female sensei of Japan's revered bonsai masters. She shows trees of various sizes and ages, including those she inherited from relatives generations ago.

The repetitive rituals of watering, pruning and shaping minute trees is a life of devotion, giving Bonsai master Chiako Yamamoto a serene connection to nature and time itself.

Here's a nice piece from Nat Geo on another bonsai expert, Ryan Neil:

Bonsai: the Endless Ritual | Extraordinary Rituals (YouTube / BBC Earth Unplugged)