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2021 seventh US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition – Valavanis Bonsai Weblog


This yr’s exhibition was held on September 11-12, 2021 within the Complete Sports activities Expertise in East Rochester, New York. The 55,000 sq. foot facility consists of two indoor fields. One subject was used to show over 200 bonsai whereas the opposite subject, surrounded by plexiglass had over 45 distributors. There have been greater than 90 shohin bonsai this yr. Though the entire variety of displayed bonsai was a bit decrease than up to now, it was clear to many the wonder and high quality of bonsai is quickly rising in the US. This was the primary bonsai gathering of over 400 guests in about three years and supplied for assembly very long time buddies and fellowship.

I’ve organized 31 profitable symposia, regional shows and 7 US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibitions. To say that this yr was probably the most troublesome is an understatement. We adopted COVID protocals and needed to restrict the variety of guests. We had threats to shut us down. Moreover, exhibitors have been cancelling their bonsai shows up to some days earlier than the occasion due to elevating COVID issues. touring and attending through the pandemic. Sadly, we misplaced over 20 lovely and huge bonsai from 4 totally different examine teams in Canada as a result of they might not enter the US. Even Canadian guests couldn’t attend. The US Nationwide Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic Backyard couldn’t contribute bonsai due to authorities prohibited journey. Though not obvious, I used to be a wreck, as COVID restrictions might change at any time. And, on high of all these issues I had critical well being points and had a troublesome time shifting round.

Nonetheless, we DID IT! Now we have a really robust bonsai group in Rochester, New York, who at all times helps to advertise bonsai. Along with my Monday Senior Crew of ten women and men, there was a complete of about 40 volunteers who constructed, hosted and took down the exhibition. The Bonsai Society of Upstate New York was a serious sponsor of the profitable occasion and supplied loads of fingers to work. Out of city exhibitors additionally got here early to assist arrange.

Throughout all the exhibition Joe Noga was in his studio capturing the fantastic thing about every bonsai for the Commemorative Album which shall be launched in early spring. Skilled studio photographs have to get the very best publicity, shadow and highlights for every bonsai. Some took 20 minutes to {photograph}. Whenever you get pleasure from and examine the photographs you’ll be able to simply see within the outcomes. You’ll be able to simply get the pre-publishing value and order the Commemorative Albu­m at: page/486741658

If you want to assist the US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibitions and assist unfold and lift the extent of magnificence in the US, please buy a duplicate. Every of the seven Commemorative Albumsfunction roughly 200 totally different photograph masterpieces.

Kusamono artist and authority, Younger Choe, had a big show of plantings from throughout the nation. She supplied a black background which actually made the kusamono stand out. Along with her 40 foot show, she additionally offered two lecture demos and created a number of kusamono which have been auctioned.

Roughly 40 suiseki from all over the world have been displayed.


On Friday afternoon the three judges, Enrique Castano (Mexico), Marco Invernizzi (Italy) and Kathy Shaner (USA) fastidiously examined over 200 bonsai to pick the 12 award profitable bonsai categorized by: measurement, model, native origin and show parts. All three judges unanimously chosen Suthin Sukolosvisit’s giant Sargent juniper for The Nationwide Award for the best bonsai within the exhibition.

All 12 award profitable bonsai shall be illustrated within the subsequent new difficulty:

Every of the three judges additionally offered effectively attended lecture demonstrations. Suiseki authority Sean Smith shared his data of suiseki. Through the day free 30 minute critiques got by Bjorn Bjorholm, Kathy Shaner, David DeGroot, Boon Manikitivipart Sean Smith, Kora Dalager and Suthin Sukolosvisit who volunteered their time and data.

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Jason Henderberg, a neighborhood membership member is now producing 3D Digital Excursions of bonsai exhibitions, gardens, actual property and merchandise. His enterprise Nearly is the chief in 3D Digital Excursions. These effectively produced and photographed Digital Excursions actually cool! To start with, click on on “play” and you may nearly contact every bonsai as you journey down every aisle. Test it out, having this digital 3D Digital Tour makes the exhibition much more particular:

The 2021 7th US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition is now a nice and rewarding reminiscence which occurred due to volunteers and exhibitors who need to see bonsai broaden in the US. Extra photographs within the subsequent difficulty of InternationalBONSAIonline. A hearty thanks to everybody who helped, displayed their bonsai and joined us for a magical weekend, which all of us deserved.


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