This past weekend the Redwood Empire Bonsai Society held their 34th annual show at the Memorial Veterans Building in Santa Rosa, California. Coast redwood The show is the largest in Northern California featuring over 200 bonsai on display. Cork oak California juniper The show requires a full day of setup and lots of help from […]
Exhibits are where we can see bonsai at their best. Explore posts from Bonsai Exhibits in the U.S. and Japan featuring trees from the world-famous Kokufu and Taikan-ten.
The shohin bonsai got a lot of attention at the 8th World Bonsai Convention. One of the most impressive was a shimpaku juniper with beautiful deadwood. Shohin shimpaku bonsai The shohin on display represented a number of different sizes and styles. The quality was high throughout. Jasmine bonsai White pine It was also fun to […]
Upon entering the 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama, visitors are greeted by a large juniper called Hiryu, or, Flying Dragon. Hiryu, Flying Dragon I’d seen photos of the tree ahead of the event and hadn’t been wowed, but seeing the huge tree in person made it clear that it deserved to be the logo […]
The 8th World Bonsai convention featured not only some of Japan’s best bonsai, but also some of its best suiseki. Kamogawa yase ishi The 100 stones on display were assembled by the Nippon Suiseki Association. It was an impressive exhibit. Kamogawa ishi Tanba shiun seki Iyo ishi The stones came in a variety of styles […]
The best thing about spring shows is the opportunity for color. Gyokurei Saien This was the first spring show I’d attended in Japan. I was struck by how nice it was to see bright indications of the season. Sayaka Jukokan Somewhere between one third to half of the satsuki bonsai on display at the 8th […]