2020 90th Meifu Bonsai Exhibition

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. The 90th Meifu Bonsai Exhibition was held on January 10-12, 2020 in the Fukiage Hall in Nagoya, Japan. It is sponsored by Chubu Bonsai Cooperative, which is a professional bonsai organization. The exhibition is held in a huge clear span building with excellent lighting and wide aisles. The Gafu Ten Shohin Read More

2020 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition– Part 3

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   C Sales Area Like most exhibitions, this is the most popular area of the event. Most foreigners go past the bonsai exhibition upon entry and head directly to the sales area. Nearly anything you need or want for bonsai creation, training or appreciation can be found here, except for collected Read More

2020 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition– Part 2

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Special Displays There are several special display in this year’s Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition. It was interesting to view the special display of Registered Important Masterpiece containers, all in clear plexi glass boxes. Matt Ouwinga from Maryland had three of his rare and antique pots displayed.   The 15th bonsai Read More

Growing bonsai from Seed

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. “Misho” is the Japanese term for bonsai trees grown from seed. Growing bonsai from seed is something that bring me lots of enjoyment. It is however a process that takes a lot of time. Growing a tree to the size that there is enough of a trunk to look convincing as Read More

2020 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition– Part 1

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. https://v0.wordpress.com/player.swf?v=1.04&guid=RIfcuoSb&isDynamicSeeking=true This morning the 45th Gafu Ten Shohin Bonsai Exhibition opened in Kyoto, Japan. This is the highest-level exhibition to show small size bonsai. Although a shohin bonsai exhibition, there were quite a few mame bonsai compositions as well as chuhin (medium) size bonsai. I have been fortunate to have visited Read More

Clean, Cut, & Carve. Zelkova in Autumn

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Source: Ry2Tree2 Bonsai Blog. Source material: 2019, December 4-8          Today we're discussing my small Zelkova, aka Japanese Elm, which I introduced you to previously in my Halloween bonsai post. Fall and winter are a great time for improving the branch structure on deciduous trees due to all their glory or faults being laid bare Read More

Shunka-en Bonsai Museum & Taisho-en Bonsai Garden

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog. Shunka-en Bonsai Museum The Shunka-en Bonsai Museum of Kunio Kobayashi is always a special treat for our bonsai tours. Located in central Tokyo it is easy to find and visit. Here you can see superb developed masterpiece bonsai as well as many still in training, some in wooden boxes. But, perhaps Read More

A Visit To Saitama Prefecture

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Source: Valavanis Bonsai Blog.   Our first day of touring the Japanese bonsai world included Mr. Morimae, Mr. Kimura, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum. Seiji Morimae’s S-Cube business and Uchiku-tei Garden Located about an hour north of Tokyo in Hanyu, Mr. Morimae has the largest collection of bonsai, suiseki, art Read More

Bonsai winter protection

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. To start off.. Happy new year! On several fora the last few weeks I see questions regarding protection against harsh weather for bonsai. When asking for details, almost always the harsh weather means temperatures dipping in frost regions for a few hours or days. Temperatures mentioned are hardly ever below -5c Read More

Winter flowers?

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog. The Brazilian raintree has not realized yet it is winter. Half of the summer the tree was dormant. But now.. It has exploded with growth in the window sill. Since about a week it is even flowering! Go to the source blog (Growing Bonsai Blog) to read the full article: Winter Read More