The 2015 Shohin UK event was a resounding success at the weekend and delivered clear evidence that the standard of the smaller sizes of bonsai has yet again run itself further up the bonsai flagpole in the past twelve months.
The village hall at Failand near Bristol attracted nearly 200 visitors from as far afield as Paris and Paisley to see this quietly understated but nevertheless highly professional exhibition. This throng (which had significantly increased since two years ago) were augmented by ten traders all offering visitors a fine range of trees, pots and other bonsai items.
The stars of the show were of course the bonsai. A total of eighty trees were on show, spread among twenty six displays.
And what superb displays they were too.
It was interesting to read the “mission statement” on the BSA’s banner which states that we intended to push the standard of shohin…
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