As promised in an earlier post, I will take a little time going through some of the shohin displays at Noelanders this year. Not to judge them (judges already did their job), but to put some words on the way of displaying shohin-bonsai the classical way at a exhibition. The obvious to put forward, is the [...]
Making new friends and meeting old ones might sound like a cliche, but it was very true at this years Noelanders Trophy in Genk, Belgium. The exhibition this time added the EBA exhibition and a number of 220 displays could be seen. A great variety of trees, and many interesting displays. Meeting new Shohin people, [...]
Juniperus chinensis `Otoigawa´ , Acer buergerianum – Alexandre EscuderoWith special permission from The Noelanders Trophy organisation are here most of the Shohin-bonsai displays from this years exhibition in Genk, Belgium. The displays were part of the Noelanders Trophy and the EBA 2017 meeting.
Displaying bonsai, Kazari, and especially Sekikazari - shohin display, articles have now been moved from the old website, and appears in the menu at the top of the site. The articles are focused especially on Shohin-bonsai display but also deals with traditional bonsai display issues. I wish all readers and bonsai friends a Happy New Year. [...]
Just finished building a new Tokonoma in my bonsai garden. A place for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of bonsai. The Tokonoma (床の間, toko-no-ma), or just toko (床), is a special niche used to set up items to appreciate. Seen in Japanese reception rooms, at temples, and at bonsai gardens. In a private house, the Tokonoma may [...]