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Bonsai San show 2018

The European Bonsai San show is getting better and better each year. Two years ago four of Kimura's disciples did a demonstration, last year they invited mr. Luis Vallejo to show his trees, and this year once again was an impressive display of Europe's best Bonsai.

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The 6th US National Bonsai Exhibition

Here's the US National Bonsai Exhibition overview, including the winning trees. This year's edition was absolutely stunning.

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Cliff Bonsai

Trees clinging to a steep cliff, roots entangled in solid rock and beautifully detailed miniature buildings - welcome to the mysterious world of "Cliff Bonsai".

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92nd Kokufu-ten (Part 2)

The Kokufu-ten is Japan's leading Bonsai show, with an incredibly high level of Bonsai trees on display. It takes place each year at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

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92nd Kokufu-ten, 2018

The Kokufu-ten is Japan's leading Bonsai show, with an incredibly high level of Bonsai trees on display. It takes place each year at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

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Noelanders Trophy 2018

The Noelanders Trophy was once again a wonderful show displaying the best of the European Bonsai scene. In this post we share the winning trees and an overview of the exhibition.

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Luis Vallejo's garden

Luis Vallejo is a Spanish Bonsai artist and collector, and owner of a stunning garden and collection of Bonsai. We toured and filmed his garden and interviewed him about his most beautiful trees.

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David Benavente's garden

David Benavente is a well-known Spanish Bonsai expert, known for his great aesthetic consideration of Bonsai. We visited his garden and interviewed him.

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Amy Liang Bonsai museum

On November 3rd, 2017, the “Amy Liang Bonsai Museum” was officially opened. The museum is located in Taipei (Taiwan) and boasts an excellent and varied collection of Bonsai masterpieces.

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Hwa Fong Exhibition

The Hwa Fong Exhibition (台灣華風展) is the most important annual show held in Taiwan, with 26 clubs each submitting 10 trees - the best of Taiwanese Bonsai. With two additional special exhibitions, well over 200 trees are on display.

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European Bonsai

Although Bonsai is a millennia old art-form, it would take until the early 17th century for Westerners to discover these miniature creations on their voyages to Asia. And only at several world expositions held in the late 19th century was the art introduced to the general public.

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Bonsai San show 2017

The European Bonsai San show is getting better and better each year. Last year they invited four of Kimura's disciples (and we had the honor to interview mr. Kimura himself) - this year they have a guest of honor who is bringing the best pieces of his collection to Saulieu: mr. Luis Vallejo.

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