Expensive Japanese Cut Paste: Is It a Waste of Money?

The debate over whether or not to use cut paste will never end. I’m not here to discuss that 🙂 Let’s just assume you do use cut paste (like most bonsai professionals), but you have always secretly felt like a sucker for buying this stuff.

As usual, the professionals have found a cheaper and more efficient way to do it. At Aichi-en in Japan, they use regular old joint caulk. And they use it on everything – conifers and deciduous, tears, splits, clean cuts, everything.

Its dirt cheap, waterproof, easier to apply than the clay style paste, and it even comes in pink!

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