GSBF Convention 41 – Sacramento, A Historic Event


I had planned all year to get to the Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention 41 in Sacramento. This was going to be a historic even with the return of Master Yasuo Mitsuya after an absence of 10 years. He would be joined with Bjorn Bjorholm, Suthin Sukosolvisit. These headlines were joined by Mitsuya’s students. So many master on one stage. Master Kathy Shaner, with other students, Gordon, John, Boon, Mel, and others. A simply historic gathering on stage, all working on trees that would be later auctioned for many thousands of dollars each.

This little image cannot capture the full impact on the stage. Master Mistuya is in center stage with Bjon and Suthin, blow him was a line of his students including Master Kathy Shaner.

I was able to bring back a tree that Master Mistuya designed 10 years ago to see where it will go from here. I…

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