American Owner to show at Kokufu Ten 2013

For the last couple of shows, American Bonsai collector Douglas Paul of the Kennet Collection has shown trees in the most prestigious Japanese Bonsai Exhibition, Kokufu Ten. I believe he’s had 3 trees accepted into the show.
This year, another American will be showing a tree: my good friend Matt Ouwinga, of Kaede Bonsai En. I’ve mentioned Matt many times on the blog, and most of you are familiar with his work from the 1st and 3rd national exhibitions, as well as his seedling business and work with clubs and conventions, giving workshops and demonstrations.
The tree was also featured on Peter Tea’s blog as an example of excellent ramification and design.
It was prepped and entered for Kokufu by Ken Fujiwara, you can read more about Mr. Fujiwara on his website, here:

Congratulations Matt! Second American owner to exhibit at Kokufu Ten!


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3 Responses to American Owner to show at Kokufu Ten 2013

  1. tmmason10 says:

    I hope we Americans raise our level of bonsai to a point when this isn’t a special occurrence.. Congrats to Matt what a nice tree

  2. yenling29 says:

    Wow that is awesome, congrats to Matt!!!

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