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2023 tenth Japan Suiseki Exhibition – Valavanis Bonsai Weblog

The tenth Japan Suiseki Exhibition was held on the Tokyo Metropolitan Artwork Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo, on February 14-18, 2023. This is similar venue because the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, however in a distinct gallery on the twond ground. Kunio Kobayashi and Seiji Morimae head up the Nippon Suiseki Affiliation.

It was Toshio’s (Norio) Kobayashi’s (no relation to Kunio Kobayashi,) dream to raise the artwork of bonsai by having an exhibition in an artwork museum. He succeeded, and in 1934, with the help of Depend Matsudaira, a now annual exhibition of miniature bushes could be loved. Toshio Kobayashi was a pioneer in bonsai promotion and printed the month-to-month Bonsai journal for 518 points. This yr marks the 97TH version of the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition. For a few many years, the exhibition was held twice a yr, however modified to an annual occasion in 1960.

Exhibited by Ronald C. Maggio III

Displayed by Ronald C. Maggio

I discovered it fascinating that in 1934 museum officers didn’t initially need to show bonsai as a result of they had been “soiled” with soil and “smelly” from natural fertilizers. That was the principle cause soil wanted to be 100% coated in inexperienced moss. The bonsai exhibition is now held on the underside ranges of the present artwork museum with ceramic ground tiles. The suiseki exhibition is held in a 2nd ground gallery which is carpet coated. No water is allowed on this exhibition room which is the rationale why water just isn’t included within the water basin shows of suiseki, the standard and formal approach of appreciating suiseki. Additionally, that’s why there aren’t any accent plantings displayed with the stones.

2023 10th Japan Suiseki Exhibition Statistics

8 Featured Entries

32 Alcove Shows

1 Visitor Entry- Hosokawa College of Bonseki “Surging Sea”

78 Basic Reveals

22 Worldwide Basic Reveals from:

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Kunio Kobayashi and Seiji Morimae each have positive style and the drive to advertise and elevate each the humanities of suiseki and bonsai. They’ve devoted their lives to those arts and endlessly work yr round and all day lengthy for his or her ardour.

Hosokawa College of Bonkei “Surging Sea”



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