57th Annual Show

The Kusamura Bonsai Club hosted their 56th Annual Show on the weekend of June 24-25, 2017. Hundreds of people visited our show and watched the demos on Saturday (Jonas Dupuich) and Sunday (Gordon Deeg and Sandy Vrooman and Marsha Mekisich and Sean Morris). We hope you enjoyed our show. All trees were part of the benefit drawing at the end of the program.

Thanks to club member Sabrina Huang for her professional photography expertise. We'd like to share a pointer to some of her work -
Sabrina Huang Photography (San Francisco)

Medium-to-Large Sized Bonsai

In our club most bonsai fall into the Medium (10 to 24") or Large (> than 24") categories. Smaller sized bonsa are called Shohin. There are also very large to enormous bonsai (up to 80" tall) but we don't show those at this show. If you're curious how anything so large can be a bonsai, the answer is simple. Any tree grown in a pot can be a bonsai - if it has been styled. But few bonsai outside the Japanese Imperial collectionare that large.

Elm
Elm
Redwood
Redwood
Cryptomeria
Cryptomeria
Boxwood
Boxwood
Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple
Olive
Olive
Shimpaku Juniper
Shimpaku Juniper
Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple
Azalea
Azalea
San Jose Juniper
San Jose Juniper
Cork Bark Oak
Cork Bark Oak
Banyon
Banyon
Black Pine
Black Pine
Virginiana or Eastern Red Cedar
Virginiana or Eastern Red Cedar
Coast Live Oak
Coast Live Oak
Daimyo Oak
Daimyo Oak
Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple
Virginiana or Eastern Red Cedar
Virginiana or Eastern Red Cedar
Virginiana or Eastern Red Cedar
Virginiana or Eastern Red Cedar
Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea
Trident Maple
Trident Maple
Juniperus procumbens
Juniperus procumbens
Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea
Ficus
Ficus
Juniper
Juniper
Olive
Olive
White Pine
White Pine
Crab Apple
Crab Apple
Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple
Azalea
Azalea
Atlas Cedar
Atlas Cedar
Azalea
Azalea
Hinoki Cypress
Hinoki Cypress
Cryptomyria
Cryptomyria
Ginko
Ginko

Shohin

Shohin are smaller sized bonsai, between 3" and 8" tall. Here are a collection of shohin that were at our show.

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Shimpaku Juniper (top), Hinoki cypress (middle), ivy and Unknow (bottom)
Black Pine (top), Olive, Maple (middle), Azalea and Unknown (bottom)
Black Pine (top), Olive, Maple (middle), Azalea and Unknown (bottom)
Olive
Olive
Portulacaria
Portulacaria
Shimpaku Juniper
Shimpaku Juniper
Black Pine
Black Pine
White Pine
White Pine
Redwood
Redwood
Grape
Grape
Needle Juniper
Needle Juniper
Crab Apple
Crab Apple
Elm
Elm
Boston Ivy
Boston Ivy
Ficus Maricopa
Ficus Maricopa
Porcelain Berry
Porcelain Berry
Scheffluara
Scheffluara
Black Pine
Black Pine
Ficus grafted onto Ginsing
Ficus grafted onto Ginsing
Olive
Olive
Olive
Olive
Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple
Black Pine
Black Pine
Boston Ivy
Boston Ivy
Grape
Grape
Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple
Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster
Boston Ivy
Boston Ivy
Black Pine
Black Pine
Olive
Olive
Euonymus
Euonymus
Elm
Elm
Elm
Elm
White Pine and Cryptomyria
White Pine and Cryptomyria