Reading bonsai related books Aurelio De Capitani got 1985 close to the art of bonsai,
In the next years he took several workshops hold by international designers.
From up 1993 he got taught by master Hideo Suzuki at the Scuola d´Arte Bonsai - this was impressing him highly
From up 1995 he is travelling frequently to Japan to refine his sence of esthetics.
Aurelio De Capitani is dealing nearly only with cultivating shohin bonsai. Professionals call him THE shohin specialist in Europe. In addition, he is a member of the Japan Shohin Association, and is a member of the NBSKE since 2004.