Rain stayed away long enough to get in a good 3 hours of frenzied selling and trading.
More to come but I have to go to dinner…be back in a few hours.
This maple was brought over by my good friends Bill Hashimoto and Kora Dalager. Kora and Bill have always been very generous to me by bringing back quality pots and books from Japan and giving me first chance at the good stuff. Thats a shot of Kora and Bill with me and my new Heian Kozan Shohin pot. Kora has been the travel agent for setting up Bill Valavanis’ Japan trips for many years and this pot is fresh from Japan. Kora informs me that this is a used pot, and I can only wonder what may have been in it and who it was. Kora said it probably had pansies in it….who knows.
I know it seems that many are just standing around talking, but what you don’t know is that most of them are all talking about the bonsai apprenticeships about to begin for them in Japan next year.
This is a sampleing of what one ventder from Atascadero brought over to sell. Atascadero is about 2.5 hours away. The swapmeet grows each year and we are pulling in people far and wide.
$700.00 for a Ca. juniper of that caliber is a steal. Out of my budget in Dec. but still a steal.
Here is a tour around the swapmeet just so you get the flavor of the day. So much stuff…so little money….
A really happy customer….
Now some face shots. Big LA bonsai fat cats Mel Ikeda and Peter Macaseib (maria kapra)
This shot…a real gem.
From L. to R.
Tona, NathanBS, Elliot, Smoke, Maria Kapra and TreeKutter. Elliot is posing as he did for the workout video “Rock Hard Abs”.
Stay tuned for my purchases soon.