1° Livello, 1a sessione

Like I write in the beginning of January I started the Bonsai University at Crespi Bonsai in Italy and I want to share my impressions.

The first session (1a sessione) was held in January the 19-20 from 9:30-17:00.
Mr. Crespi introduced us to the teachers and held a short speech, then Master Mr. Nobuyuki Kajiwara welcome us to the university and we started with theory the all day. On Sunday we had to style our first tree, a juniperus chinensis under the supervision of Nobu (Mr. Kajawara nickname).

The auditorium is really nice and roomy but it was a bit cold, well we are in the middle of winter after all! The class is big, we are more than 20 student and only 2 women, well not a surprise considering that the bonsai world is dominated by men.

Everything can be purchased at the Centro: finished bonsai, pre-bonsai, tools, pots, ground… everything you may need to work and care a bonsai and much more. The Centro has even a Bonsai Museum witch we visited. Really nice tree and each season they change the display of some of them.

I was really positive impressed about the quality of the course, and seeing forward for the next session.

Have a nice day
…love, Melanie!

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Bonsai: preview 2013

2013 will be the year of Bonsai for me. I am starting in January with the first course at the “Università del Bonsai” at the Centro Bonsai Crespi in Parabiago, Milan Italy. This course goes for 4 lessons troughed the year, then I will continue to care to my trees by going to Workshops to my first master at Bonsai Mollet in Riggisberg, Switzerland. But I think the highlight this year will be the Swiss Bonsai Show in Lugano, Switzerland.