The 84th Meifu-ten Exhibition

John Milton Bonsai

This last weekend has seen the 84th Meif-ten exhibition. Meifu-ten is only a local show in Nagoya but, it is one of the biggest in Japan. The tree’s vary in quality but, in amongst them are some kokufu quality and kicho bonsai.
There is an extensive sales area with tree’s of all shapes & sizes at large price range up to 1-1.5 million yen. Pots from 1,000 yen for ten to Kozan/Tofukuji/Chinese antiques etc. Tools fertilizer and more.

Unfortunately I was unwell with what I believe was a virus of some sort so, I missed the setup day and the first exhibition day. Even though I was feeling far from 100% I really didn’t want to miss the whole exhibition (it’s some of the most exciting times as an apprentice) so, I soldiered on. I enjoyed myself anyway the last two days and added two more pots to my collection.

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Bonsai Europa Exhibition 2015 announcement.

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

Bonsai Europa

Today I announce a new exciting Bonsai Exhibition in the UK Bonsai Europa 2015. The format will NOT be as existing shows, there will be some Classical Bonsai, and the show will be curated creatively exploring new and distinctive approach. Artists from across Europe are invited to show at what should be one of the most important shows in the Bonsai Calendar. The venue is The Castle Armoury in my hometown of Bury, North Manchester. Watch this space for more details over the next few months. 

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The New Year and Taikan-ten teaser.

Nichigo Bonsai

Well it has been a big year for me. I have spent it studying japanese full-time, while teaching, demonstrating and working on bonsai and client’s trees. This has all come with its challenges but all in all has been a great experience. On top of this, a couple of weeks ago I returned from a trip to Japan for both language immersion and bonsai which was the best way I could imagine to see out the last months of the year.

With all these things going on though it has not left much time for me to update the blog. Hopefully in the new year I will have more time to dedicate to posts and of course my own trees.

While I was in Japan I was lucky enough to visit the Taikan-ten exhibition. This time around they allowed photography by the general public so I was able to take…

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