Taiwan Bonsai Journey 3 – Juniper Bonsai at the Wanjing Garden

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Source: Hoe Chuah Bonsai Blog.

The Wanjing Art Garden (万景艺苑) is one of the six venues of the 2017 Taiwan BCI Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Viewing Stones Exhibitions. It occupies an area of about 5 hectares. The garden has a collection of rare native Taiwan trees, Chinese pavilion, ponds, bonsai and an art museum. It used to be a private garden, owned by Mr. Chen Chang-Hsing (陈苍興), who is also the co-Chairman of this year’s BCI exhibitions. The garden was opened to the public in May, 2014 and had hosted many bonsai events.

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Juniper bonsai displayed along the path to the museum which is constructed with large hinoki cypress beams.

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Old Ficus microcarpa in the Garden.

The following juniper bonsai were displayed specially for the BCI event, and were of exceptional quality.

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A Taiwan Juniper by Mr. Ho Yong-Yu, a young second generation bonsai master from Taichung’s Yu Yuan,

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Another juniper by Mr. Ho Yong-Yu.

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Details of the shari and twisted trunk.

I like this display a lot because of the two huge stone background, which made the juniper appeared to perch on the rock face of a mountain.

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From Mr. Huang Nan-Hsun’s (黄南勲) collection.

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Juniper by Mr. Luo Rui-Pen (罗瑞本).

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Wanjing Art Garden Juniper Bonsai Collection.

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Juniper bonsai from Mr. Chang Ting-Ren’s collection.

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From Mr. Hsieh Wen-Fu’s (谢文福) collection.

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Mr.Chen Jian-Liang’s (陈建良)juniper bonsai.

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Mr. Kobayashi was also at the garden that morning, and of course, photo op with several other friends from China.

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L to R: Liu Shaohong (刘少红) owner of the very popular Penjing Shijie web publishing company, myself, Mr. Kobayashi, Huang Lianhui (黄连辉) BCI China Region Vice Chairman, Huang Zhiqing (黄志清) BCI China Region, Assistant Secretary. Both Mr. Huang are also well known penjing masters in China.

I do not know how many juniper bonsai were displayed, my guess is there were at least 50. I will post several photos without going into details who owns the trees. Some were from the Garden’s own collection, some were invited to display for the BCI event.

Enjoy!

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