MABA 2020 Bonsai Show

For nearly 50 years, the Milwaukee Bonsai Society has held an Annual Exhibit. In 2020 the 50th annual exhibit, Mid-America Bonsai Alliance Convention heads back to Milwaukee to help celebrate! This MABA convention will be the third hosted by the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and we expect the best.

For nearly 30 years Mid-America Bonsai Alliance has gathered bonsai artists, bonsai enthusiest, and delegates together to build stronger networks and more vibrant bonsai communities. What started as a small group of about 10 people in 1989 has now grown to more than 19 clubs. Join in this celebration of Bonsai.

Official Website: http://www.milwaukeebonsai.org/maba/

On-line Registration will begin on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Registration Cost: $195 starting January 5, 2020 | $250 after 3/1/2020

Cleveland Fall Bonsai Show

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING

Date: Sept 28th & 29th 2019

Address: Rockefeller Park Greenhouse 750 E 88th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Official Site: http://www.clevelandbonsaiclub.org

The Cleveland Bonsai Club is hosting a Fall show the weekend of Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th.

Come and see more than 50 trees and learn about the art of bonsai! Trees will be on display at all stages of development. Vendors will have trees, pots, and other bonsai supplies for sale.

Demonstrations daily! Learn how these trees are selected, potted, wired, trimmed, and cared for from our club masters.

While you’re here, visit the beautiful greenhouses and gardens of Rockefeller Greenhouse.

The show is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Free parking!

2019 Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Cherry Blossom Festival hosted at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana offers an action-packed family-friendly festival event suitable for all ages. This is the 13th year of this festival which is the largest Japanese festival in the region with well over 10,000 attendees.

this event offers a wide range of traditional demonstrations of culture and arts from Japan including tea ceremony, bonsai, taiko, and origami. Pop-culture is also well represented at this event with cosplay being commonplace, and there even being an anime art contest. Bring some cash to this event because

Even though this Cherry Blossom Festival is free to attend it is recommended that attendees bring cash with them to enjoy the shopping market and the food vendors.

Website: www.CherryBlossomFW.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortwaynecherryblossomfestival/
Date: May 19th, 2019
Time: Noon – 5pm
Location: 900 Library Plaza; Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Admission: Free

Cherry Blossom FEstival 2019 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Cliff Bonsai

Bonsai is the Japanese art of cultivating plans into miniature forms of themselves. These dwarfed versions are created through careful management of roots, and selective pruning. These plants can be used in a  wide variety of artistic expressions, including creating mini worlds. Japanese artist Daisuke Nakajima has created a series of cliff side landscapes featuring bonsai. These detailed little landscapes feature waterfalls, and winding staircases that lead to majestic miniature views.

 

Thanks to Cliff Bonsai for originally bringing to light this amazing artists work!

Skull Bonsai Art

Tokyo Bonsai just featured some amazing skull bonsai. Bonsai is the traditional art of taking a normal plant, most commonly a tree and dwarfing it through pruning, and root management. Wire is used to encourage the plant to grow in specific manners. You can find examples of bonsai as an art through out all of Asian, and it is through to have originally begin as an effective way to transport medicinal plants. Recently we stumbled onto some bonsai out of Japan that made use of animal skulls, and we thought it was a really refreshing take on bonsai. We have seen some skull bonsai done elsewhere with plastic human skulls, and miniatures. However the all organic elements of these really stand out. The real skulls stay in line with organic elements. Of the skulls the stag is our favorite.

Source: http://tokyobonsai.jp/