It’s hard to overstate the quality of the trees on display at the 8th World Bonsai Convention, and some of the best belonged to the Keiunan Collection.
White pine – 250 years
The trees are under the care of Shinji Suzuki. Several were originally created by Masahiko Kimura.
Black pine – 500 years
Red pine – 350 years
The collection will eventually be displayed in a forthcoming Bonsai museum in Kyoto. The government sponsored project was approved last spring.
Shimpaku – 600 years
Japanese maple ‘Ukon’ – 120 years
Like the display for the Funayama Collection, the Keiunan Collection display mostly featured pedestals instead of display stands. Both displays were designed by S-CUBE’s Seiji Morimae.
Ezo spruce – 450 years
Trident maple – 150 years
White pine – 200 years
Chinese quince – 120 years
Euonymous sieboldianus – 80 years
The collection also included display cases with antique bonsai pots.
Pots from the Keiunan Collection
As you might imagine, the collection proved popular throughout the convention. Here’s what it looked like during a peaceful moment.
Keiunan Collection display
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