To us this is a yearly tradition, a family visit (with wife and kids) to Little Tokyo during the Nisei festival. My kids love it too, they get to eat lots of "shaved ice".
I thought that this year's show was one of the better ones. There were a few new trees, one was a very impressive olive stump shaped into a grove, by Leila Kusumi. She has never shown it before.
Also, it is the first time that I've seen Sheryl Manning's bunjin silverberry. It is a giant, and it is a stunningly good example of literati. I hope it lives for a long time in spite its fragile frame.
Congrats to Peter, as a new member. I had a chat with Ted Matson, trying to figure out how to grow a nebari on your oak. We came to the conclusion that you need to plant it back in the ground for 3 years. Otherwise you will have to live another 100 years.
If I learn how to download the pictures from my new camcorder, I may post some pictures one day.