A Visit To Omiya Bonsai Village

Valavanis Bonsai Blog Last week we visited several of the bonsai gardens in Omiya Bonsai Village. Our first stop was the garden of Masahiko Kimura. Of course there were magnificent masterpiece bonsai as always with heavy interesting trunks featuring sculptured dead wood and refined branching. However, I noticed something new, rock plantings, and lots of them. The first demonstration at the 8th World Bonsai Convention … Continue reading A Visit To Omiya Bonsai Village

A Visit To Seiji Morimae’s S-Cube & Uchiku-Tei Bonsai Garden

Valavanis Bonsai Blog A few days ago our group visited Uchiku-Tei Bonsai Garden at S-Cube in Hanyu, north of Omiya. This is the headquarters of Seiji Morimae, a professional bonsai artist who specializes in high quality bonsai, suiseki, antiques and display. A few hours earlier he returned home bringing six truck loads of bonsai, suiseki, display tables and more from the 8th World Bonsai Convention. … Continue reading A Visit To Seiji Morimae’s S-Cube & Uchiku-Tei Bonsai Garden

Grand Tour of Ireland Day 5 

Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
Final day of the tour is over. A quick jaunt from East Clare to West Clare saw me spending the day with Stephen working on some nice little Hawthorn and some other locally collected trees. A beautiful, peaceful location with many inspirational trees to see in the landscape. Thank you Stephen for an enjoyable day. On the way home I… Continue reading Grand Tour of Ireland Day 5