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.
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.
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!
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.