Why hold a bonsai exhibit in winter? Not to keep the visitors away. Despite the fact that half of the trees in the exhibit are without leaves and most of the other half are fighting off winter’s tendency to tinge foliage with a yellowish or bronze cast, many bonsai are at their best this time […]
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.
Last weekend, Bay Island Bonsai held its 11th annual exhibit in Pleasanton, CA. It was a huge success. After 10 years of hosting our exhibit in Hayward, we were uncertain about switching venues. Turns out this was our top-attended event. Thanks to all who visited and all who helped. I’ll be writing a number of […]
One of my favorite trees from East Bay Bonsai Society’s 48th annual bonsai show is the Shore juniper pictured below. Shore juniper – medium size Rick, the tree’s owner, has been developing the tree for a number of years from a landscape shrub. The deadwood on the trunk is excellent – I’ve included pictures from […]
The East Bay Bonsai Society will always hold a special place in my imagination as it’s the first bonsai club I joined. I had recently met Boon Manakitivipart who had invited me to visit a few local bonsai clubs. EBBS quickly became my local club. Through their monthly meetings and workshops I began to learn […]
Midori Bonsai Club held their 40th annual show on September 26th, 2009, in San Jose, CA. I’d been hearing about Midori’s show for a long time and was finally able to make it this year. I’m glad I did. The one-day affair included quality trees in well-executed displays, a demo from Boon Manakitivipart and a […]