I am sad to inform that world known bonsai collector Daizo Iwasaki passed away. I knew Daizo Iwasaki through visit in his famous Takasago-an garden in Japan, and a private visit here in Denmark a few years ago. I have also helped him with a book of his, and always met a very friendly, sharing and lively man.
The passion of bonsai and his garden was clear for everyone, and as a honourable member of the World Friendship Bonsai Federation, Daizo Iwasaki met many people sharing his love for bonsai.
It was planned to make a visit to Daizo Iwasaki only a month from now, so I am sad I did not had the change of a last talk with Iwasaki. A great person of the bonsai community will surely be missed.