Nanpu-Kai bonsai show 2009

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It will be at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 South San Pedro St. Los Angeles
Sat. 8/22 and Sun. 8/23/2009
10 am - 5 pm
My teacher told me that I must not miss this show.
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Nanpu kai 2009

One of the best show that i have seen and witness in my own eye. Such an honor to be
a member of this club. Will show more pictures to come...

Peter Macasieb " maria kapra"
 

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I am sorry I miss the show this year. I usually go every year. Nanpu-Kai is a very prestigious club! You have to have many good bonsais and member recommendations before being accepted into it. Congratulation to you Peter for being a member. I would love to join this club one of these day.

One thing I don't like about the Nanpu-Kai Bonsai show is that the trees tend to be repeats. I don't know why people keep showing the same trees year after year when you know they are all masters and have hundreds of world-class trees in their yards. I hope the show had more "new" trees this year. John Naka's trees are always worth seeing again though, no matter which one. The Community center that the show is in is also perfect for a bonsai show too. It's an art gallery!

One thing I also liked about the show is actually the Nisei Festival Week surrounding it. There's a lot of shows and foods and people to watch. It is the best time to be in Little Tokyo.

OK, hurry up with the pictures!
Si
 

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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.
 
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One of the best show that i have seen and witness in my own eye. Such an honor to be
a member of this club. Will show more pictures to come...

Peter Macasieb " maria kapra"

I just realized that Harry's california juniper needs a serious re-design. The deadwood is the best in the world, but the crown looks like a perfect mushroom growing on the edge of a cliff. Peter, you need to talk to Harry and offer him to re-wire that top. He is too old to do that stuff anymore.
 

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One of the best show that i have seen and witness in my own eye. Such an honor to be
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Peter Macasieb " maria kapra"
Congratulation Peter. OK, I will post the pics I got on Sunday. Bonhe
 

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I just realized that Harry's california juniper needs a serious re-design. The deadwood is the best in the world, but the crown looks like a perfect mushroom growing on the edge of a cliff. Peter, you need to talk to Harry and offer him to re-wire that top. He is too old to do that stuff anymore.

I agree 110% :)
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I'll post pics. all of the trees except one (apple). Peter, you're welcome to post your pic. since I love to see different views of trees.

I really love this JBP. It's so good. Bonhe
 

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The tamarix one is so cool! I love it, too (the fact I like it doesn't mean because it belongs to my teacher, Mr. Richard Ota, who is an expert in tamarix, satsuki and JBP). Bonhe
 

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1st and 3rd trees are olive. Their leaves are so small! Bonhe
 

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1st tree is Korean hornbeam?
 

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the last one belongs to Peter. Nice tree. Bonhe
 

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more trees.
 

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1st and 2nd pic are the same tree but different views.
What is the last tree? Bonhe
 

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the miniature landscape is so cool.
 

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the 2nd tree I think it belongs to Marty Mann. I like its dead wood.
 

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I really like this California juniper. Excellent tree. It belongs to my teacher, Mr. David Nguy. Bonhe
 

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and this JBP sumo belongs to my teacher's wife, June Nguy. Its trunk is so impressive. Bonhe
 

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