2018 6th US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION Coming soon!
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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.
The 2018 6thUS National Bonsai Exhibition will be held on September 8-9, 2018 at the Total Sports Experience in East Rochester, New York. Our first US National Bonsai Exhibition was held in October 2008 against warnings that the event would never succeed because of the vast area of our country and lack of support. I did not listen to them, but rather depended upon the support of others who wanted to see a national exhibition representing bonsai from all areas of the country. Additionally an Invitational Suiseki Exhibit has been quite popular and will again be repeated. Past Exhibitions: 1st October 2008, Monroe Community Hospital 2nd June 2010, Monroe Community Hospital 3rd June 2012, The Fair & Expo Center 4th September 2014, Total Sports Experience 5th September 2016, Total Sports Experience In total for the first five exhibitions 679 potential exhibitors submitted photos of 1,634 bonsai for the selection process. To date 517 exhibitors from 40 states and two provinces of Canada have displayed 1,336 bonsai in the first five US National Bonsai Exhibitions. There have been 470 individual shohin bonsai displayed. Less than a dozen bonsai have been repeated even though a bonsai can be again displayed after four years. During that four year period bonsai improved and are more refined. Additionally many of the bonsai displayed have also been previously displayed in the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition sponsored by the Nippon Bonsai Association in Tokyo, Japan. It is difficult to state how many different species and cultivars have been displayed in…
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