We are delighted to announce that Akemi Solloway will be attending our National Show, Bonsai World 2013 at the K2 Crawley on 10th and 11th August.
Akemi Solloway Tanaka is the daughter of an old samurai family and grew up immersed in the traditional arts and culture of Japan. Her name in Japanese means “bright and beautiful”.
Akemi will be presenting the traditional Tea Ceremony, and inviting the audience to participate in drinking the tea.
She will also perform a Japanese dance and demonstrate Japanese calligraphy.
She is a lecturer and consultant of Japanese culture, and leads study tours to Japan each spring and autumn. She is active in the worlds of business, diplomacy, education and the arts, where she strives to combine traditional beliefs, such as Bushido, with the best of modern technology and ideas.
For further information on Akemi, please check her website. She will also be raising money for “Aid For Japan” www.aidforjapan.org.uk with the sale of personalised bookmarks.
We are pleased to announce the welcome return of Rhino Rock – Home of Japanese Gardens, Water Gardens & Architectural Granite to our Show. They will be constructing a Japanese Garden in the Main Hall.
Howard Healey leads a small, family run business in East Peckham, Kent. In 1992 they custom built a unique Water Garden Centre to display a comprehensive range of Water garden materials, water features, Japanese Gardens, and Bonsai Trees. The Japanese courtyard gardens and Water Gardens provide a tranquil setting for visitors to see their quality products in attractive surroundings.
Howard recently attended a seminar at the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art in Kyoto, Japan. The experience re-affirmed his long held commitment to provide Europe’s most comprehensive Japanese garden service.
A thorough knowledge of the subject, the love of transforming the client’s dream into reality, and the quality construction of their gardens is the most satisfying aspect to their work. The dedication of staff and attention to detail ensures the success of the business, which is now one of Europe’s leading Japanese Garden Centres.
Bonsai World 2013 Show, K2 Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ, UK on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2013
We are delighted to announce that Suthin Sukosolvisit will be headlining our Show. He has been a Bonsai Artist since 1970 and won multiple national bonsai awards. He is mostly admired for his remarkable Shohin bonsai designs and lectures all around the world.
Sussex Bonsai Group’s President, Ken Norman will be demonstrating on both days, together with the welcome return of John Armitage.
Bios are available on our Show website:
YouTube link to 2013 Show introduction
On Saturday and Sunday January 19 -20, 2013, the fourteenth Noelanders Trophy was held at the Centrum voor Duurzaam Bouwen, Marktplein 1 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
To the left, is a YouTube link to Marc Noelanders introduction of the Show …
It was a long and arduous journey from Wales via Southend to pick up the coach and then onto the Show, but it was worth every minute.
Having never visited any bonsai shows abroad, I didn’t know what to expect but I was in for a treat. Everywhere you turned, top quality trees, displays, pots and great bonsai artists.
The slideshow below cherrypicks only some of the trees on display, together with a view from the coach and a pitstop for cheap cigarettes and alchohol; I was heading towards the chip shop via the Blues Brothers!
Thanks Chrissie Leigh-Walker from Buskakan Bonsai, for organising the trip from the UK, we had a ‘sprinkling’ of travellers mainly from the Wessex and Southend bonsai clubs. I was lucky enough to also meet fellow travellers from the Wirral club and I may well be heading that way for my next workshop!
Please share your views on the Show, if you were lucky enough to attend and let me know where and when the next one is (passport at the ready)!
We would like to share with you, our latest Show news. Below is a list of confirmed traders for our Bonsai Show at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August.
We still need to rubber-stamp our Bonsai demonstrators, and as soon as this is finalised, we will notify you.
Kaizen (our Show sponsor)
The Bonsai Centre
Watch Corin’s demo from the Bonsai Traders Association ‘Autumn Show’ – September 2012.
A few problems with the lighting but practise will hopefully make perfect!
For more information on Corin and Greenwood Bonsai Studios, go to www.bonsai.co.uk/
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