Mr. Susumu Nakamura
from Yokohama, Japan will be our guest presenter this month.
Mr. Susumu Nakamura
from Japan will be here.
will critique trees that members bring.
Contact Gloria if you would like his
expert advice on your tree.
A $15. fee will be charged by the club to help with expenses.
This is a bargain considering that Mr. Nakamura is a renowned bonsai artist and teacher.
For over 25 years, Mr. Susumu Nakamura
has been a legend among bonsai hobbyist in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, India and well as Japan.
Several years ago while attending a bonsai show in Chicago, we had the honor to meet this delightful man.
rare and reverent perspective of life, nature and bonsai left an impression that we shall not forget.
A friendship was born that weekend which continues to grow to this day.
was introduced to Texas at the Texas State Bonsai Convention
, in 1991, which was hosted by the Austin Bonsai Society
During that event, Mr. Nakamura
quite simply fell in love with Texas and Texans and vice versa; and he
has returned to teach in Texas every year since them.
For those of you who have not met Mr. Nakamura, he is the Director of Education for the Nippon Bonsai Association, and he is the long time chairman of the NBA's Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition which is held at the Tokyo Museum of Art in February each year.
In addition to his
involvement with the Nippon Bonsai Association
Nakamura is past Director of Bonsai Clubs International and was featured at the BCI 2000 Convention in Hawaii.
will conduct a forest-style bonsai demonstration on Sunday, April 29, 2001 as part of the 25th Anniversary of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
in Washington, DC.
is founder and proprietor of the Shonan Garden Center
which is a bonsai nursery and studio that he
operates along with his
youngest son Makoto at their home in Yokohama, Japan.
is in great demand as a teacher in Japan and around the world.
will present the program for March.
There are still a couple of spots open for the advice from Mr. Nakamura