Cape Bonsai Kai, meeting place of passionate bonsai artists

Cape Bonsai Kai, meeting place of passionate bonsai artists

by Terry Erasmus August 18, 2017 1 Comment

In 1970, four individuals began the Cape Bonsai Kai, which was an immediate success thanks to the public shows used to promote the art of Bonsai in South Africa. These shows continue to this day and are held annually in December, at the world famous Kirstenbosch gardens. Take a look at some recent award winning trees.

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Taikan-ten, Kyoto, Japan 2016

Taikan-ten, Kyoto, Japan 2016

by Terry Erasmus December 10, 2016 4 Comments

On my second trip to Japan of this year I was able to include a visit to the annual bonsai exhibition in Kyoto, the Taikan-ten. Always well attended by bonsai professionals, enthusiasts and the general public, it is a chance to see Kokufu winners of the same year and many Japanese Important Masterpiece trees on display.

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