Last weekend the Yamato Bonsai Kai hosted their 50th annual exhibition in Union City, California. The event featured demonstrations both days by club sensei Johnny Uchida, vendors, club sales, and a fun mix of show trees – several of which are among my favorites in the Bay Area. The Western juniper below was initially styled […]
Exhibits are where we can see bonsai at their best. Explore posts from Bonsai Exhibits in the U.S. including the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition and Japanese events including the world-famous Kokufu and Taikan-ten exhibits.
During a stroll through the 7th National Bonsai Exhibition last month in Rochester, New York, Andrew Robson and I took the opportunity to talk record conversations with a number of friends for a new episode of the Bonsai Wire Podcast. Some interviewees provided updates about their experiences at the exhibit, while others provided a framework […]
Earlier this month, Andrew Robson and I got a chance to walk through the 7th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, held on September 11th and 12th in Rochester, New York, and record a critique of ten trees that caught our attention. You can listen to the conversation, which includes commentary from special guest Nao Tokutake, at […]
Eric Schrader and I are happy to announce that we’ve launched a website for next year’s Pacific Bonsai Expo! We’ve outlined event basics like how and when to submit trees, how the judging process works, and who our jurors will be. On that note, we’re thrilled that Bjorn Bjorholm, Ryan Neil, and William N. Valavanis […]
Just over a year ago, I mentioned an idea for a regional bonsai show. It’s time for an update! For starters, Eric Shrader and I have decided to move the event to next year. We’re aiming for the first or second weekend in November, 2022. The main reason for this is to give exhibitors more […]