Chinese language hackberry, Celtis sinensis.
This yr, Half 2 of the 97th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition is being held on February 15-18, 2023 on the Tokyo Metropolitan Artwork Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Half 2 has all new bushes, equipment, suiseki and different ornaments. I personally thought Half 1 was excellent, and it was. Nevertheless, Half 2 appeared to have larger high quality and extra uncommon species. This was the opening day for Half 2, and I didn’t see large crowds, maybe due to Covid?
Winter flowering cherry
Information from Half 2:
140 Exhibit Areas
90 Massive Bonsai
27 Chuhin (Medium) Compositions (54 Pcs.)
14 Small bonsai
8 Shohin Compositions (52 pcs.)
Whole Displayed Bonsai, Roughly 212
3 Kokufu Prizes
12 Kicho (Essential Bonsai Masterpieces)
2 Particular Reveals
1 Suri Lanka
Kokufu Prize. Amelanchier asiatica, Shadblow
Kokufu Prize. Sargent Juniper.
Kokufu Prize. Shohin Bonsai Composition, combined species,
Rock planting, clinging-to-a rock type, SHOHIN bonsai.
All of my research isn’t accomplished but, I bought drained as a result of I spent all morning within the suiseki exhibition, held on the second flooring of the identical constructing. I did nevertheless get pleasure from seeing an Amelanchier, Shadblow bonsai win one of many Kokufu Prizes. Additionally I observed three Hemlock and plenty of Shishigashira Japanese maples. Half 1 additionally had a number of too. Moreover, there as a Chinese language hackberry, not usually displayed. For the primary time I noticed a Japanese or Chinese language plum Prunus salicina, NOT Japanese flowering apricot, Prunus mume, which is misnamed “Plum.”
I’ll in all probability discover extra tomorrow. Assume I’ll go to the bonsai exhibition first, then meander to the suiseki exhibition.