Ben Oki Legacy Juniper Auction

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Within any art form, there are pioneers and leaders who dedicate their lives to expanding, sharing, and elevating the knowledge of that art. Among the great North American bonsai pioneers, Ben Oki is a figure that stands out as an ambassador.

Ben’s contributions to bonsai continue to live on: his dedication to sharing education and fostering the next generation of practitioners was unrivaled. Now, his legacy grows even more significant with the creation of the Ben Oki Scholarship Fund through the California Bonsai Society.

To fund this scholarship for practitioners wanting to further explore their bonsai education, we will be auctioning a tree collected, styled, and historically maintained by Ben Oki, and most recently styled by Ryan Neil of Bonsai Mirai. All proceeds will go to the Ben Oki Scholarship Fund. The auction will begin at 6pm PDT, 9/3/19, coinciding with the airing of a video tribute to Ben Oki on Mirai Live. Help us carry Ben’s legacy forward as we pay tribute to a bonsai personality that elevated North American bonsai, and perpetuate Ben’s goal of spreading this art form and helping people to engage with it.
Auction/donation link https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/ben-oki-scholarship-fund-8816Ben Oki Juniper Studio Detail-04.jpg
 

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I think that tree is going to bring in a nice contribution to the fund. Always cool to see the future of bonsai being nurtured by it's elders.
 

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For the last two years, California Bonsai Society through the Ben Oki Scholarship Fund ,has been giving out five $200 scholarships annually for enthusiasts to use to further their bonsai skills . We are now partnering with Ryan Neil and Bonsai Mirai to really make this scholarship even more meaningful. We will be auctioning a Ben Oki collected, Ryan Neil styled ancient California Juniper to raise funds to not only keep the scholarship going but to make it bigger and better. Follow the link below to register for the auction or to make a donation. Every little bit helps even if you can't bid on the tree. Please share this on your social media platforms to help us further the art of bonsai.
The auction will begin at 7:30pm PDT, 9/3/19, coinciding with the airing of a video tribute to Ben Oki on Mirai Live. Help us carry Ben’s legacy forward as we pay tribute to a bonsai personality that elevated North American bonsai, and perpetuate Ben’s goal of spreading this art form and helping people to engage with it.
Auction/donation link https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/…/ben-oki-scholarship-…
Ben Oki Juniper Studio Detail-01.jpg
 

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Ohhh can i be in the know?
 

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If you haven't seen the video watch it it's awesome. There is also still time to bid-auction ends Friday 9-13-19 at 6pm pacific time. If you can't bid cash donations are gratefully appreciated. All proceeds go into the scholarship fund.
 

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