A Toji Flea Market Experience

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Our group left Shikoku Island on the way to Kyoto on a train crossing the scenic Inland Sea which is dotted with many small islands. The weather was warm and sunny and the islands were quite picturesque. However, the bridge structure did not allow us to capture images without steel posts bisecting the views. Of course, we had reserved… Continue reading A Toji Flea Market Experience

2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 1

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The 38thNippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition opens tomorrow, November 23 and runs through November 26, 2018 at the Miyako Messe Exhibition Hall in Kyoto, Japan. Shinji Suzuki is the chairman this year and the exhibition is special with several private displays. This is the 30thyear of the Heisei Period, the current era in Japan. In October 2019 Japan will be… Continue reading 2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 1