Creating a Shohin bonsai forest may seem an impossible job. The trees need to be placed together in a nice composition, in a shallow container, while staying under the 8" (20cm) size restriction of Shohin Bonsai.

Kokedama literally translates as 'moss ball', they are beautiful compositions made with ferns, flowering plants, bamboo or succulents.

The Taikan-ten is one of Japan's leading Bonsai exhibitions, with an incredibly high level of Bonsai trees on display. It takes place each year in November, in Kyoto.

A traditional Bonsai display isolates the tree and allows the viewer to focus on the detail of the artist's work. The negative space between the tree and the accent plants permits the viewer to fill in these spaces with there imagination.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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