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Where in the World?



No Caption with this one, but it looks a lot like three Shimpaku junipers on a precariously balanced stone. I wonder what that little orange spot is


Back to Bill Valavanis’ Japan journey. Today we’ll show you some of his photos from 2018 38th Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition. Just bear in mind that these photos are mere drops in the bucket (Bill is a busy fellow), so it might not be a bad  idea for you to click over to his blog and treat yourself to a whole lot more. And you also might enjoy a more whimsical view of Bill’s  journey with some lighthearted shots titled Where in the World is Bill (on his FB timeline)
Continued below…




A profusion of brilliant red Cotoneaster berries

Continued from above…
Here’s part of what Bill wrote about the Exhibition… “The crowds are large in the morning each day, then they die down after lunch time. Over 10,000 visitors are expected which is a bit larger than in the past exhibitions under the leadership of Shinji Suzuki, chairman for the event. There were several foreign tour groups from Germany, Italy and other European countries. Often they go through the exhibition then on to the sales area. But occasionally I’ve seen some foreigners actually studying the bonsai and photographing.


No caption again. Could it be an Ezo spruce?


A sturdy little Japanese black pine

Hard to mistake a Camillea in bloom


The tree is a Korean hornbeam and the leaves in the scroll look a lot like Sumac

Bill and friend. I like her hair



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