Kihachi Kai exhibit at Shinpakuji Temple

John Milton Bonsai

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Last weekend, for two day’s a local club called Kihachi Kai, put on an exhibit of their tree’s at the Shinpakuji Temple. The group was founded by the late Kamiya-San (one of our senpai’s, Boon’s Oyakata). When he passed away it was taken over by my Oyakata. We were there to help out setup and break down the next day. I had a short time frame to whip round and take a few pics.

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As well the local club exhibition tree’s, some of the private collection of the head priest (Oomura-San) was on display, as it always is. Here are some of the tree’s on display outside.

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The collection includes two Kokufu winner’s (A white pine and a Chinese quince) and Oomura-San has exhibited at Kokufu for the last 20 years.

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Larch Initial Styling

I have a number of raw material Larch collected 2 years ago that I’m in the process of doing an initial styling. Hoping to give them some shape and a few months growth before adding to my sales page.

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A few more to do as time permits.