Last Sunday I was able to take a trip to the coast and take in the yearly Monterey bonsai exhibit. This club has a good mixture of seasoned vets, and those brand new to bonsai. The teacher there, Katsume Kinoshita takes very special care of those needing guidence through this bonsai journey.
On to the trees.
This Sierra Juniper was dug by Katsume 30 years ago. I have included a photo of the pot. It is antique and very beautiful. It is about 24 inches across.
This was commitee’s choice for best overall bonsai.
This is a Japanese Black Pine owned by Katsume Kinoshita and was aquired 30 years ago. The tree was planted from seed in 1953. It is Root over Rock.
Some close up of the rock in the roots.
60 year old branches.
This is the original planter of the tree George Kadani.
Voted best Mature Bonsai.
This juniper belongs to a very good friend of mine from the Santa Cruz area, and current GSBF President, Gareth Shepard.
Voted teachers choice.
I thought this was a very unique pot. A close up also.
Joe Byrd’s display in Monterey after claiming third place at this years Kazari with it.
This would have been my choice for best tree, a fabulous Hinoki Cypress, styled like many trees seen around Monterey. Bravo!