Canvas Rebel: Meet Ryan Neil

We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Ryan Neil. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Ryan below.


Ryan, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today We’d love to have you retell us the story behind how you came up with the idea for your business, I think our audience would really enjoy hearing the backstory.

The creation of Mirai happened in my head over the six years I apprenticed myself to Masahiko Kimura, the most revolutionary figure in Japanese bonsai and the most revered bonsai master in the world. Days were long, starting at 7 a.m. and ending between 10 p.m. and midnight, 7 days a week. I had a day off once every 2-3 months. My reprieve from the demanding nature of my apprenticeship, as well as my coping mechanism, was to envision a purpose and justification for the sacrifice and dedication.



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