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Highlights from the eighth US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition – half 3: Shohin version

Our third installment of the US Nationwide Bonsai Exhibition wrap-up focuses on shohin. This 12 months’s exhibit featured 120 of them!

Should you’re involved in studying about shohin and shohin show, try the notice following the publish about registering for subsequent 12 months’s Shohin Faculty Winter Seminar.

6-tree display

6-tree show by John Kirby

Though it’s arduous to see particulars in full-display pictures, it’s comparatively simple to think about the dimensions and elegance of the bushes, the form and shade of the containers, and the effectiveness of how the bushes are organized.

6-tree display

6-tree show by Gary Andes

5-tree display

5-tree show by Brian Hollowell

6-tree display

6-tree show by Melvyn Goldstein

One of many standout shows featured eight bushes of the identical species. Whereas it’s widespread to function numerous mini-bonsai, it’s not as widespread for all of them to be the identical species.

8-tree mini bonsai display

Superior 8-tree mini bonsai show by Suthin Sukosolvisit

Left-hand display stand

Left-hand show stand

Center display table

Heart show desk

Right hand display stand

Proper hand show stand

In recent times, it’s change into widespread to see different approaches to shohin show, whether or not with novel tree preparations (as under) or with conventional preparations however novel supplies for the stands (the following show under that).

One factor I take pleasure in about novel approaches to shohin show is seeing which achieve traction over time and which find yourself being one-offs as that’s a great measurement of group curiosity in given method.

2-tree display by Pedro Morales

2-tree show by Pedro Morales

6-tree display

6-tree show with metallic stands

We’ll contact on the subject of different shohin shows at subsequent 12 months’s Shohin Faculty Winter Seminar. See particulars under.

Registration Open for Shohin Faculty 2024 Winter Seminar!

Andrew Robson, Daisaku Nomoto, and I’ll host the second Shohin Faculty Winter seminar on the Milwaukie Heart, simply south of Portland, Oregon, on January 26-27.

This 12 months’s occasion will reinforce matters addressed finally 12 months’s seminar and introduce new matters and an illustration by Daisaku. As all the time, there shall be alternatives to work in your bushes, apply creating shohin shows, and store from a terrific assortment of shohin distributors (the whole vendor record shall be obtainable quickly).

On the day earlier than the seminar, David Knittle is internet hosting a build-your-own stand workshop. The occasion is almost sold-out, however I’ll you’ll want to publish a notice if extra area opens up.

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