Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gunsenen Nursery Catalogue

I'm so excited! Yesterday I received the new catalogue from Mr. Shimada's Lithops Laboratory (Gunsenen Nursery/群仙園). I'm a big admirer of Mr. Shimada and his lithops collection and wished I could go visit the nursery but can't afford it. From the numerous pictures in "The Genus Lithops" I can tell how utterly amazing it would be. Well, at least now I'm able to purchase several of the plants I couldn't find anywhere else (not many, but they still seem to cost a fortune). I'm going to place the order sometime next week and post an update here as soon as the plants arrive. Can't wait, really. :)

And of course, I want to thank dear Abe from the TSIN blog for all the help. I really appreciate it!


  1. Hi there, really enjoyed you posts. Very informative. I live in the US and can't seems to find lithops in the local nursery. Can you please tell me how to get a catalog from Mr. Shimada? Again, great work, keep it up.


    1. Hello, you can try to write to him :

      Yasuhiko Shimada
      1-4-12 Tsutsumi,
      Kiryu-shi, Gunma
      376-0042 Japan

      but you have to do it in japanese... :( yes i know.. hard !

  2. Rika Does mister . Shimada send plants outside Japan ? In your message you said you place an order, did you do it ?

    1. Unfortunately he doesn't. I've ordered some plants from his Nursery back when I was living and studying in Japan. It seems to be very complicated to send plants from Japan legally..