2015 89th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition– Part 2

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Part 2 of Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition was held on February 10-13, 2015 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, following a day closed where 181 bonsai displays were replaced with all new bonsai, except for the four special displays. The Japan Suiseki Exhibition opened on the closed day and the Ueno Green Club sales area was also… Continue reading 2015 89th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition– Part 2

2019 93rd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part II– Part 2

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This is my last day at the exhibition and this will be last blog entry. Officials estimate that approximately 1,200 people have visited the exhibition daily. The crowds vary during the day, and sometimes its impossible to photograph, so repeat trips are necessary. I’ve walked over 24 miles looking at bonsai this week, just ask my sore feet. I… Continue reading 2019 93rd Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part II– Part 2

019 93rdKokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part 2– Part 1

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The second half of this year’s 93rdKokufu Bonsai Exhibition is being held on February 14-17, 2019. This half is quite beautiful, one of the best ever! Many people often mention that this year, or that year are the best editions. However, most have a limited exposure or visits to this exhibition. I’ve been attending for more than 45 years,… Continue reading 019 93rdKokufu Bonsai Exhibition Part 2– Part 1

A Walk, & Stumble, Through Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en Bonsai Museum

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It’s always a treat to wander through the Shunka-en Bonsai Museum in Tokyo. There are more and more and larger and larger bonsai to appreciate and learn from. Today’s wander, and stumble down the stairs did not disappoint. ? ? Clearly, Japanese black pines are the king in the museum. They are everywhere, mostly in large sizes, for the… Continue reading A Walk, & Stumble, Through Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en Bonsai Museum