Seeking the name of a previous owner...

johng

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...that is if we really do own these things...but that is a question for another thread:)

In the summer of 2005 I attended the World Bonsai Conference in Washington, DC. In the vendors area was a booth that was selling off the collection of a local longtime bonsai hobbyist who had recently passed. I purchased a tree that this gentleman had grown from seed he had sown in the mid 1950s...at least that is what I was told. I would like to know this gentleman's name for the purpose of maintaining a history on the tree.

Can anybody tell me this gentleman's name???

Thanks,
John
 

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Hello John
I was there and bought a tree from this vendor as well. I will try and find the pin with the owners name. I do think the name of the club was Kawa en ? I bought a white pine that was grown from seed since1956, my friend also bought a couple of tree's from this same vendor.
 

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Hello John
I was there and bought a tree from this vendor as well. I will try and find the pin with the owners name. I do think the name of the club was Kawa en ? I bought a white pine that was grown from seed since1956, my friend also bought a couple of tree's from this same vendor.
Same story I was told...1956...I bought a Japanese Maple. Thanks for trying to find out some more info for me.
John
 
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Keith Scott, originally from Cleveland, OH, now from Pittsburgh, PA was selling the bonsai collection of JOHN KIPP II who lived in Maryland. His business "Kawa Bonsai En" was a major importer of bonsai containers in the 1950s. Most of his containers were from the Yamaaki Kiln in Tokoname, Japan and of very high quality.

Bill
 

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Thank You Bill for posting that information.
Irene
 

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Keith Scott, originally from Cleveland, OH, now from Pittsburgh, PA was selling the bonsai collection of JOHN KIPP II who lived in Maryland. His business "Kawa Bonsai En" was a major importer of bonsai containers in the 1950s. Most of his containers were from the Yamaaki Kiln in Tokoname, Japan and of very high quality.

Bill
Thank you Bill!!
John
 

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Bill

Thanks! John Kipp is the persons name. My friend Nomiyama and i acquired a few trees from the seller. I got a tremendously old Wisteria and Western Hemlock. I still have the wisteria. Great trees.

James
 
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