2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition Part 2

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The exhibition officially opened after the ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:40am. Politicians, Japanese bonsai dignitaries, a Chinese penjing collector and American bonsai bonsai leader cut the red and white ribbon to allow a crowd of visitors entry to the exhibition.

OPENING

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The Prime Minister Award was presented to a Japanese black pine originally created by Mr. Kimura.

PRIME MINISTER

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There were a great number of Japanese and foreign visitors on the opening day, and most foreigners went directly into the huge sales area to get the “good items” before others. I seriously doubt Japan would sell out. However, Mr. Morimae did sell out before noon, and that report tomorrow.

There were six special displays including a one man showing from Mr. Kobayashi and Mr. Suzuki, more details tomorrow on Mr. Suzuki and his son’s displays.

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Mr. Saito’s display featured Rough bark Japanese maples

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SPECIAL DISPLAY 2

Mr. Funayama’s display featured Japanese five-needle pine from Shikoku, Nasu and Azama.

SPECIAL DISPLAY 3

 

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Mr. Kobayashi’s displayed some of his finest creations including a famous Chinese quince from the collection of Yasunari Kawabata, a Japanese novelist and Nobel Prize winner in literature.

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The displays were superb as were the individual bonsai. They looked much better formally displayed. The common display area entry fee is $500, while the larger alcove like areas with purple bunting were $1,000. One of the special displays cost $10,000.

JULIAN

BUDDY

Enjoy, time for me to return to the show.

 

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