Jose Manuel Blazquez
José Manuel Blázquez was born in 1964 and he is an avid fan and lover of Bonsai and Suiseki since his youth.
In 2001 he enrolled in the Bonsai school Centro Bonsai Colmenar, of Carlos Lázaro Díez, in order to expand his knowledge of the Bonsai art. In 2003, together with his master and friend Carlos Lázaro Díez, he made the website bonsaimania.com, which has over 30,000 subscribers and over 80,000 visits a month; and in 2010 he created the equivalent page on Facebook, with more than 24,000 followers. Since 2011, he has dedicated himself professionally to the art and teaching of Bonsai and he owns, with his partner, friend and master Carlos Lázaro Díez, bonsaiKIDO, a school of Bonsai and other Zen arts (Suiseki, ikebana, shodo, chado, etc.), in the center of Madrid. In 2009, he was along with his friend and Suiseki master Rafael Monje, the first Spanish amateur in a Suiseki exhibit representing Spain at the annual exhibition of the Nippon Suiseki Association of Tokyo (Japan).
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Appeared in these magazines: Bonsai Autoctono, Bonsai Passion, Mi Jardin
Awards: Gold Medal for best outreach Art of Suiseki (World Bonsai Convention 2009), Best Suiseki "Audience Award" (I National Suiseki Spanish Exhibition, 2008), Best Suiseki "Audience Award" (IV Suiseki Exhibition of the Bonsai association Circulo del Bonsai of Alcala de Henares, 2008)
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Today he is President of the Spanish Suiseki Association and member of various associations and clubs including the Nippon Suiseki Association, the European Suiseki Association and the Spanish Bonsai Association. He also is a frequent speaker on radio and TV (The adventure of learning, Spanish TV), a judge in exhibitions and conferences, an organizer of exhibitions for various institutions (CosmoCaixa Science Museum, City of Alcobendas, etc.) and he writes articles for various Bonsai and Suiseki magazines.
Some of Jose Manuel Blazquez's Bonsai trees
Acer Palmatum (Japanese maple bonsai) Kashima
Location: Madrid, Spain