September Meeting Update

There has been a change of plan for our September club meeting.  The meeting will not be held at the home of Steve and Judy Anthony as planned.  Instead, David and June Nguy have offered to host us at their home in Chino.  Ted Matson will still be our demonstrator for the evening as previously announced.  We will cover all the rest of the details in the September newsletter.  Thanks.


In Memory of Bruce Katsuichi Hisayasu

The below is sad news to those of us that have been in Bonsai for many years. Bruce and Yaeko were always very active in the Bonsai community and when ever they attended a Kofu meeting were very generous. Bruce has not been active for many years due to age related illnesses but was always a great host when visiting him at home.  Bruce and Yaeko were long-time members of our club.  He will be missed. Continue reading

2016 SABS Bonsai Show Winners

2016-06-Img03Please join me in congratulating this years Santa Anita Bonsai Society Annual Bonsai Show award winners.  The display judged “Best Theme Tree” belonged to June Nguy for her California juniper in the bunjin style.  Joyce Gibbs won the “Best Shohin” award, and “Best of Show” honors went to Louis Camerata for his beautiful Satsuki  azalea.  The “21st Century Award” Continue reading

2016 Santa Anita Bonsai Society Annual Show

SABS-Logo-150H-101WThis year will be our 52nd Annual Bonsai Show!  Our show will be Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 29, and 30 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. The show will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM daily.  Demonstrations will begin each day at 1:00PM.  There will also be bonsai trees, pots, tools, and related items for sale.  No evening reception will be held. Continue reading

2015 Holiday Greetings

Bonsai_OrnimentI hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  This is just a quick reminder that there is no meeting this month.  So enjoy spending time with your family, friends and trees.  We will see you all in January for the annual pot luck.  For details for this will be posted later.  Merry Christmas to all. Continue reading

Harry Hirao

Harry Hirao

As I write this, news is spreading of the passing of Harry Hirao at 98 years of age.  Harry has meant so much to the bonsai world, particularly in southern California.  He has touched us all with his talent and tremendous energy throughout his wonderful, long life.  Continue reading