Sayonara Japan

 

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A few last photos from Kora’s and my World Bonsai Convention Tour.

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Have I got a deal for you! Seiji Morimae is also a great auctioneer. Sold to Ron…. again

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Kanazawa garden and castle

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Kanazawa produces 99% of Japan’s gold. Some was left after restoring the Golden Pavilion so they use it on ice cream. Diane asked if I was going to be the golden goose laying gold eggs…. no comment

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Shirakawa area

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Suiseki collecting

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My great roommate Jason

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toilet

Sink in a public restroom. I felt kind of funny taking photos in the restroom. Look, this toilet also plays music!

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We had two English bouncers at the convention reception.

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Azalea on a street in front of a residence

 

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Tomohiro Masumi watering his shohin bonsai at Koju-en Bonsai Garden

 

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View from the rooftop of Koju-en Bonsai Garden

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Mr. Masumi’s father and Ron

 

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Yosuke Omizu in his garden which features shohin bonsai

 

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$170 Crabs at a fish market. We had sushi, of course.

 

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I hope you enjoyed my photos as much as I did taking and sharing them with you

Bill

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