Exhibitions and workshops

Spring bonsai and Bonsai Namaste

There is so much to look forward to this spring. Not at least spring it self and bonsai starting to grow. Spring is my favourite time and repotting bonsai is part of that joy. Always exciting to see how roots have behaved under the soil the past seasons. I have just published the first of two video episodes concentration on …

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15 years with shohin bonsai

This year the Shohin Bonsai Europe website has been online for 15 years. Worth a small celebration I think, and an excellent excuse for a glass of wine on a Sunday evening. In the start the website was made to spread the knowledge of shohin bonsai when little appreciation and information was present. Today this has changed a lot and …

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Bonsai VLOG 2 with Kunio Kobayashi and China Jue 2017

A new bonsai year has started. 2018 looks promising and one of the first things done was publishing the recent Vlog 2 from the China Jue 2017 in December. View it here if you have a subscription. Sign up for subscriptions and get new videos every month teaching bonsai. Improve your skills – improve your bonsai. Starring Kunio Kobayashi as …

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China – The demo

At the penjing / bonsai event in China, arranged by the Black Scissors Community and China Penjing Artists Association, there was a four hours demo. The artists were Japan Kobayashi (Japan), Morten Albek (Denmark), Sean Smith (US), Samuel Thompson (Australia), Ryan Bebas (Indonesia), Rudy Marinello (Italy), Chen Jianliang (Taiwan), and Wayne Lee (Malaysia). Juniper procumbens was the subject to work …

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Black Scissors in China and grand opening

China A few days left before going to China with the Black Scissors community. Look very much forward meeting friends and making new ones. And not the least, to work on trees at the demo. Promising bonsai future I can’t remember the International bonsai scene being more alive than it is at the moment. Everywhere there seems to be organized …

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Shohin-bonsai VIDEO tutorials

New Shohin-bonsai VIDEO events and tutorials to be launched soon on YouTube. In June I will post the first in a series of shohin videos, where I explain case stories, pruning techniques, daily care and more with most focus on Shohin-bonsai. Most from my private garden, showing how I work with my private collection. Also the outdoor Tokonoma will be …

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Winning Shohin at Noelanders / EBA 2017

There are awards given at Noelanders Trophy and EBA as it is a tradition. Within the next days (starting sometime next week after a work travel to Berlin), I will comment on some of the entries. That will not be a judging, but a description of selected displays where I hope the words can give something extra to the experience of viewing …

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