2019 5th Zhongguo Fen Penjing Exhibition– Part 1

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.

The 5th Zhongguo Fen Penjing Exhibition is being held this weekend on October 19-21, 2019 in Nanjing, China, a short 4 HOUR bus trip from the Shanghai Airport, after traveling over 18 hours from home.   The exhibition is huge and I did not get an opportunity to study the layout and trees, yet, that’s for tomorrow’s activity. I was told there are over 300 shohin bonsai compositions, each with at least 5-7 individual trees. Remember this is China, not Japan, and often more is better. Before starting the Opening Ceremony several collage photos from the organization’s past exhibitions were projected on a huge LED screen. I was surprised to see they captured two photos of me, in my foot boot and with my scooter from 2013! NO scooter for me this year, but I do have TWO foot boots for my broken feet…. They did not stop me, only slowed me down a bit.   Today was dedicated to 18 demonstrations with artists from China, Japan, Germany, Argentina, Malyasia, Puerto Rico and me from the United States. There were five or six demos on the stage at each time. The helpers, called the Crew, were quite helpful, especially when moving the demo trees, and providing tools, sissy wire, wooden blocks and water. The demo tree next to me took five strong young men to move. The demos were in a large scorching hot greenhouse, even though it was shaded. Behind the stage was a LED screen projecting huge images…

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