Bonsai Society of Greater Kansas City Autumn Show

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The Japan Festival is ongoing at Johnson County Community College, and so it's time for the fall show from the Kansas City area. I was there and got a few shots of some of the trees.

The display is set up in a very high-traffic area, attendees must go through the exhibit to get to the bazaar area, unless they come up the elevators. So actual attendance is difficult to gauge, but there is a constant stream of people checking out the trees for two days.
 

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These photos are fairly casual because of the casual nature and setting of the show.

The first photo is either a scots or mugho pine, not sure which. I am betting on scots.
Second is a Chinese elm saikei.
Third is a Japanese beech. I think this one is the finest in the show (that I can publish).
 

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An unnamed juniper variety.

Trident Maple.

Buttonwood on custom stand. The final pic is a better view of the stand alone, created by the tree's owner of his own design. He is a wonderful woodworker who also makes musical instruments (guitars, etc.)
 

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Japanese black pine.

Ficus benjamina.

Ben Oki doing his demonstrations for an appreciative audience. This is held in an out-of-the-way spot on the first floor, so folks had to look for it to find it.
 

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