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Memory Lane – World Bonsai Convention Munich 2001

Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event… inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow. 

I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.

Memory Lane – World Bonsai Convention Munich 2001
Did you attend the World Bonsai Convention in Munich in July 2001?…..if not you missed a treat. I suppose if I told the truth the main reason I went was to support my student Keith Beckett who was in the final of the new talent competition.
Whatever my reasons I feel privileged to have been there. This was a major bonsai event MVC-007S 2as the title suggests….a sort of east meets west! There were demonstrations by top bonsai artists from both Europe and Japan together with a superb exhibition of trees.
It was a great chance to renew and make new bonsai friendships and enjoy the luxuries of a top class hotel in one of Europe’s important cities. A tremendous occasion!
I will probably dig out a few memories from this event in the months to come…..not to bore you with holiday snaps but to try and inspire you with what you may have missed. I start with the simultaneous demonstrations given by the European bonsai artists.
They all started with substantial pieces of material and each one underwent the dramatic transformation that has become the norm for all such major bonsai events. I wonder where they are now???………
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