Monthly Archives: February 2014

Taikan-Ten 2013, Conifers Part 1

This gallery contains 35 photos.

Originally posted on Nichigo Bonsai:
I’ve been a little slow on processing these images but better late than never. Below is the first half of the conifers from the Taikan-ten. The second half should be along shortly and then we…

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Kihachi Kai exhibit at Shinpakuji Temple

Originally posted on John Milton Bonsai:
Last weekend, for two day’s a local club called Kihachi Kai, put on an exhibit of their tree’s at the Shinpakuji Temple. The group was founded by the late Kamiya-San (one of our senpai’s,…

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Here There Be Dragons

Originally posted on Japanese Bonsai Pots Blog:
A 19th century Japanese map, the Jishin-no-ben, depicting an ouroboros dragon which causes earthquakes. While the title of this post comes from a phrase on a few older maps depicting uncharted or dangerous…

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Swindon 2014

Here we have it… Swindon 2014. Up early with the lark, well, the kids!! Snack Bag packed ready for my 3hr drive down to the Swindon Winter Image Show.finally arriving around 10.45am I parked right next to Mike Joneswhom I … Continue reading

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China Mist Bonsai Tree Sale

Alan Harriman of China Mist is selling most of his bonsai collection. Please see the following link for photographs of the trees: China Mist Sales Photographs There are No prices, just open to sealed bids, highest bid by 17:00 on … Continue reading

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Bonsai and Suiseki Magazine – Feb 2014

The online magazine is now online free for all. Please see Bonsai & Suiseki Magazine for your link. Enjoy!!

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The Bonsai Year

I’ve been looking for one of these for ages!! Very well set out and detailed. Thanks

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2014 88th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition– Part 2

Wonderful quality trees and photo graphs! Valavanis Bonsai Blog On Sunday, February 9, 2014 Part 2 of the 88th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition opened in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park. On Saturday all of the nearly 300 bonsai … Continue reading

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2014 88th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition– Part 1

Another world class event!! Valavanis Bonsai Blog Japanese flowering quince, Chaenomeles speciosa After an uneventful and on-time arrival in Tokyo our group was “welcomed” by cold and wet snow. NO, I did not order the weather, in fact the meteorological … Continue reading

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2014 – the snow is coming

As I try and get out to the car I took a quick snap of my bench. As the flurry of snow falls down. By now there’s probably a 1/2″ of it covering everything

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