I just launched a re-edited version of my “bonsai display” section at www.shohin-europe.com
I hope to share the art of displaying bonsai the original way with you.
Bonsai displaying has an out-spring from the Japanese landscape painting, and is clearly connected to the viewing of a landscape scenery in a minimalistic form, using open space and symbolism as a strong visual effect.
Read more about this subject if interested at the section of my website dedicated to bonsai display:
Waiting for the winter to pass by, and waiting for a new pre-bonsai to arrive. Making a website for a bonsai store is paid with a new bonsai for my collection. The specie is a Satsuki Azalea ‘Kaho’ (Rhododendron indicum).
The winter has been extremely cold this year (as last year, but even colder this time). Lots of snow and freezing temperatures until now. But now it changes and milder weather is arriving for a period. In the meantime I study books of bonsai displaying and waiting for the Satsuki to arrive. I am always looking for good raw material, but newer finished bonsai. I want to form the bonsai myself. Making it my own so to speak.
I wish you all a prosperous and happy new year 2011.
My plans for the year to come is another trip to Japan in the summer. I look forward to this adventure exploring bonsai and Japanese gardens with two friends of mine. Also at the old farm-house were we live I will be busy the coming year. A new study room for bonsai is planned, and along with other scheduled tasks it will slowly be realised through the next year or two. Hopefully it will be ready for bonsai exhibition and workshops in 2012. Maybe I will need a year more, because other priorities also comes in.
But first of all I look forward to see Tomohiro Masumi performing workshops and demos with Shohin-bonsai at the Danish Bonsai Society annual show in May. this is the 30 year anniversary of the association, and hopefully it will be a great success.