Joy of Shohin a Huge Success!

Thank you to all who came to the first shohin and small tree event in Florida! The weekend was wonderful, with world class artists working on great material. The exhibit was huge and beautiful! The vendors were packed, their merchandise was beautiful and everyone was able to find something to bring home to add to their collection. The workshops had great attendance and those attending walked away with smiles on their faces and very happy trees to add to their collections. Many spectators commented it was the best Joy of bonsai to date and that the exhibit was never better!

I would like to thank all of members who worked so hard to make Kawa Bonsai the first to do this event in the southeast and in Florida and after testing the waters for this event, we are happy to say that this event will be held every other year as a Joy of Bonsai event in January!  Shohin and small trees are here to stay!! So, if you missed this one, mark the dates for the next one January 2015!

We exhibited 101 beautiful trees some local and many from as far as Delaware, Tennessee,  Ft Walton Beach, Maimi, Bevard, Tampa, Plant City and as far south as Ft Meyers! What a wonderful display of great trees! Thank you for taking the time to prepare your trees and travel to Bunnell to share them with the attendees! Peter Warren and Robert Malher both commented that it was the beautiful collection of shohin trees and that many of them could have been exhibited at a exhibit in Japan.

I will share a few pictures of the event with you and post the winners of a few of the awards we presented. Again I would like to say thank you to all my friends who worked as hard as I did to make this happen! I can say with pride you are the best!

Best in Show Mike Feduccia's Needle Juniper

Best in Show
Mike Feduccia’s Needle Juniper

Best Shito Bonsai 2" Lee Vanderpoole's Display
Best Shito Bonsai 2″
Lee Vanderpoole’s Display

Best Display Best Pine, Wave stone & hunting hawk Louise Leister

Best Display
Best Pine, Wave stone & hunting hawk
Louise Leister

Best Chuhin  Crape Myrtle Paul Pikel

Best Chuhin
Crape Myrtle
Paul Pikel

Best Kifu Bosai Buttonwood Bobby Block

Best Kifu Bosai
Buttonwood
Bobby Block

 

Best Mame' Black Pine Louise Leister

Best Mame’
Black Pine
Louise Leister

Kawa Club Award Mike Lebanic Loropetlum

Kawa Club Award
Mike Lebanic
Loropetlum

 

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