Naka, bonsai master. In Felipe Recioís garden
Felipe Recio with Naka master

Felipe Recioís main interest while working for this Association was to contact bonsai masters and invite them to the Associationís headquarters. This included Mr Naka, Mr Ogasaware, Mr Terakawa and others, who, on their visits held informal talks and demonstrations for members.

These masters shared their expert knowledge with him during their days spent together, and some time after, Felipe Recio was personally invited by Mr Naka to visit him at his home in California, US, where he ran a course on tree design.

He was invited to Singapore to conduct a seminar in a school specialised in the creation of stone landscapes. This seminar was run by Mr Aoki, and led him to acquire new ideas for landscape design.