2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 3

Valavanis Bonsai Blog Bonsai artist Shinji Suzuki is chairman of this year’s Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition. I’ve attended about 30 of these exhibitions and this year, with Mr. Suzuki’s direction there are numerous changes. Some of the exhibition areas are much taller than normal. It looks like some of the rows are a bit longer because the space between the displays and side walls are … Continue reading 2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 3

Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan or Mountain ash)

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S. aucuparia is strongly connected to folklore, its tough but flexible wood has been used in construction and furniture making, its fruit in culinary creations, beverages, as a medicinal remedy and fodder for livestock. S. aucuparia is known by many other names for example, in old English as ‘cwic-beám’ or ‘quick beam’, in Irish ‘caorann’ due to the beauty of… Continue reading Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan or Mountain ash)

2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 2

Valavanis Bonsai Blog The exhibition officially opened after the ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:40am. Politicians, Japanese bonsai dignitaries, a Chinese penjing collector and American bonsai bonsai leader cut the red and white ribbon to allow a crowd of visitors entry to the exhibition. The Prime Minister Award was presented to a Japanese black pine originally created by Mr. Kimura. There were a great number of … Continue reading 2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 2