Noelanders
Trophy XVII

Noelanders Trophy 2016, Belgium

The 17th edition of the Noelanders Trophy has started today and the trees on display are once again, stunning! Over 100 Bonsai trees on display, two entire rows with Suiseki viewing stones and 80 traders make this the epicenter of European bonsai.

The demonstrators of this year are Taiga Urushibata, Koji Hiramatsu and Mauro Stemberger. Together with Marc Noelanders they will choose the winning trees. Bonsai Empire will film the demo's as well, so stay tuned or follow us on Facebook!

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Noelanders Trophy 2016, the video

And the winners are...

With over 100 Bonsai trees on display, selecting the winners was a tough job for the judges. Scroll down to see the winning trees of the Noelanders Trophy 2016.

Juniperus chinensis by Xavier Nassanet
Winner in category "Best Kifu", a Juniperus chinensis, by Xavier Nassanet. Styling by Masahiko Kimura.
Closeup
Closeup I.
Closeup 2
Closeup II.
Acer Palmatum
Best deciduous tree, an Acer palmatum by Fred Chenal.
Nebari on bonsai
Closeup on the massive nebari.
Acer Palmatum
Best in show (tie between two trees), an Acer Palmatum, by Warren Radford.
Nebari on bonsai tree
Closeup on the wonderful nebari.
Picea Glehnii bonsai
Best in show (tie between two trees), a Picea Glehnii, by Luis Vallejo. Styling by Masahiko Kimura.
Closeup on bonsai trunk
Closeup on the massive and stunning trunk.

A few impressions of this year's Noelanders Trophy

And some photos of the event, including several trees that received nominations for the awards as well.

Quercus ilex bonsai
Nominated for best in show, a Quercus ilex, by Raffaele Perilli.
Oak bonsai tree closeup
Closeup on the oak bonsai.
Juniperus chinensis Itoigawa
Nominated for "Best Kifu", a Juniperus chinensis Itoigawa, by German Gomez Soler. Styling by Mario Komsta
Juniper bonsai foliage
Closeup on the Juniper.
Pinus mugo bonsai
Nominated for "Best in show", a Pinus mugo, by Alfredo Salaccione
Closeup
Closeup.
Juniperus Sabina bonsai
Nominated for "Best in Show", a Juniperus sabina, by Jose Luis Balino
Closeup
Closeup.
Acer Palmatum bonsai
Nominated for best deciduous tree, an Acer Palmatum, by Luis Vallejo.
maple bonsai
Closeup on the maple.
Suiseki
Best Suiseki in show, by Mugo Ferrari.
Judging Noelanders Trophy
The judging in progress, early Saturday morning, with Marc Noelanders and the judges.
Area 1
The exhibition area, I.
area 2
The exhibition area, II.
area 3
The exhibition area, III.
Koji Hiramatsu
Koji Hiramatsu from Japan
Mauro Stemberger and team
Mauro Stemberger and his team.
Taiga Urushibata
Taiga Urushibata from Japan, working two days on this massive pine. Demo will be published this week!
Taiga and audience
Taiga receives praise from the audience ;-)

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