Nov 22, 2013

33rd Nippon Bonsai Taikan-ten

The 33rd Nippon Bonsai Taikan-ten
(literally Japan Grand View Bonsai Exhibition )
is now on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/BonsaiTaikanten.33

It is one of the largest bonsai exhibition in western Japan
and this year it is held from November 22 - 25.

Nov 10, 2013

ActuBonsaï

The other day, monsieur Guillaume BILLAUD de Actu Bonsaï visited us.

His report is now on the web.

http://actubonsai.com/2013/11/07/j10-visite-omiya-kyuka-en/

I hope he doesn't speak ill of me taking advantage of my inability of French.

Nov 8, 2013

Shizen Bonsai exhibition

Every year in this season,
the exhibition of "Shizen Bonsai"(Nature Bonsai) is held at
Saitama Dento Kogei Kaikan
(埼玉伝統工芸会館, literally Saitama Traditional Crafts House)
and this year it is held from November 9 - 10.

"Shizen Bonsai" is one extreme style of non-commercial bonsai
practiced by late KITAMURA Takuzo(北村卓三)
who presided a legendary bonsai magazine
Shizen to Bonsai(自然と盆栽, Nature and Bonsai)
and his followers.

This movement is almost completely neglected by
the present bonsai world.

But International Bonsai magazine sometimes cites
articles from Shizen to Bonsai .

And Masakuni has 4 types of scissors
designed by KITAMURA in its product line and
their features are often imitated by other tool makers.
(I am going to mention it later.)

KITAMURA's legacy will be inherited in the future as well.


Shizen Bonsai web site:
http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~toyoan/index.html

Shizen Bonsai exhibiton:
http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~toyoan/tenjikai13.html

埼玉伝統工芸館(Saitama Traditional Crafts House):
https://plus.google.com/103537201456012363679/about?hl=en

Nov 3, 2013

a local bonsai exhibition

A blog introducing a local bonsai exhibition in Yamanashi prefecture (山梨県):
http://amemiyaen.exblog.jp/18865908

Some are formal, and some are natural and casual.
They make a good combination and balance.

I like it.