This were my favorites in 2013! My pets, my bonsai, nail art, japanese and my new and old friends.
Wish you all the best for the upcoming 2014
Last week I went to Nicola’s for another workshop. We worked on an abies picea or spruce, I created a Kusanomo, some Shitakusa, we did some autumn work on two shohin, a zelkova and an acer burgeniamum.
I am learning japanse, yes it’s crazy, yes it’s difficult, yes it’s time consuming, but if I want to understand something on my tripp to Japan, there’s no way out…. I have to learn.
The best way to learn a language in my opinion is by having fun. You have to understand your grammar and also vocabolary, and of course the writing: hiragana, katakana and kanji. Yes my friends! 3 different calligraphy! Crazy eh?
Here some example:
If someone can give me the correct kanji for those one’s,
It was very very interesting! I am looking forward for his book about tea ceremony
In my previous post I wrote about the Summer bonsai Festival organized by the Nippon Bonsai Sakka Kyookai Europe (NBSKE) of wich I have been a member for a couple of months and am so excited to be part of. If you missed my previous post go to Part 1 and Part 2 to see more.
Of course the new shimpaku bought at Otti’s nursery had to be restyled, and Sensei Fukita did a great job, well… what else could one expect! Sensei Isao Fukita was born in 1966 in Hirosaki in the province of Aomori. In 1983 he became a pupil of Sensei Kunio Kobayashi at Shunkaen. In 1990, after the loss of his father, he had to leave Shunkaen and returned home to carry on the family tradition as bonsai Master in Kashoen. At the Nihon Bonsai Sakufu-Ten he received, for three consecutive years (1994-1996) the Association Hana Ippai first prize, Satsuki section. In 1998 he received the award from the Mainichi Shinbun for first style Bunjin at the Sakufu-Ten. In the same year he travels to San Francisco to give Bonsai conferences. In 1999, at the Sakufu-Ten he archives the award from the Japanese Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
And the winners are :
Swiss Bonsai Awards
|Dedicious native||Dedicious Import||Conifer native||Conifer Import|
|1° Mario Pavone||1° Luca Brignoli||1°Hugo Berther||1° Carmine Samà|
|2° Nicola Crivelli||2° Nadir Marcon||2°Madlaine Campo||2° Walter Schmutz|
|3° Mina Boscacci||3° Mario Pavone||3° Enzo Ferrari||3° Nicola Crivelli|
Bonsai Club Ticino Awards
|Swiss Suiseki Award||Winners of the 2° Award Bonsai Club Ticino:||Award Bonsai Club Ticino Suiseki||Winner of the audience favorite:|
|1° – Sonzini||1° Juniperus Chinensis-Nicola Crivelli||Igor Carino||Lebanon Cedar forest, by Enzo Ferrari|
|2° – Enzo Ferrari||2° Ezo Pine –Paolo Dassetto|
|3° – Amadeo Ducoli||3° Pseudocidonia –Mario Pedrazzetti|
Here photos of almost all the trees
Does any of you remember the Bonsai Autumn in Switzerland? Can you recall the quality of the trees, the perfection in its organization (like a Swiss clock!)? Well, I do, and I certainly hope that some day the BCT will be able to put up such a show, because, let’s face it, the Italians have been a force to contend with the last few years, and Noelander should not be the only big bonsai attraction in Europe!
Blog post is moved to Bonsai Empire’s blog: How a Samurai became Bonsai, Literati style.
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