We spent our second full day of visiting Half 1 of the 2023 Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition and the Ueno Inexperienced Membership gross sales space of the Nippon Bonsai Growers Cooperative.
At present we woke as much as snow flurries which later within the morning turned a bit heaver, similar to our Could climate situations in Rochester, New York. I hate chilly climate and much more SNOW, though I feel it’s decretive, particularly on Xmas playing cards. The snow turned a bit heavier and the out of doors gross sales space had been empty. Marco Invernizzi and associates arrange a heated café at the back of a truck close to their gross sales space.
After lunch, the snow turned to rain and continued via our night stroll to dinner. However we took a taxi residence.
The exhibition attendance was fairly sparse, however best for learning the timber, particularly when attempting to seize the essence of their magnificence in a digital format to share with others world wide.
Particular exhibit: Japanese Black Pine from the Imperiaollection
Particular exhibit: Japanese Flowering Quince by the honorary President of the Nippon Bonsai Affiliation
All through the 4 galleries of exhibited bonsai I observed a small glass cup behind ever different of the bonsai compositions, hidden behind a rear leg of the bonsai show tables. Guess they weren’t hidden too effectively, as I observed them and lots of different fascinating issues all through the exhibition. Initially, I believed they contained water for further humidity within the heated galleries. About the identical time, I observed Adam Jones, initially from Pennsylvania, and now dwelling in Japan after learning bonsai with three generations of the Saburo Kato household in Omiya Bonsai Village. He married a Japanese woman and has began a household and a bonsai backyard instructing and getting ready bonsai for exporting in a quarantine greenhouse. The backyard is centered round his stunning historical 200 12 months outdated residence. His enterprise, Tree Home Bonsai, sells via the web and does mail order as effectively. He will be contacted via his web site, www.treehousebonsai.com He’s the one Westerner skilled bonsai artist doing enterprise in Japan.SSSSS
Since Adam is bilingual and is aware of, I requested him in regards to the glass cups. He stated they comprise Biochar (charcoal) to assist the timber keep wholesome with purified air. Apparently one in all leaders of the Nippon Bonsai Affiliation has a enterprise promoting Biochar. I take advantage of it in my soil mixes.
I ponder what I’ll see and study tomorrow on the exhibition and gross sales space… Keep tuned for extra photographs tomorrow.