Finally, an updated website. Check out the new Tokoname site. View bonsai pots, read about the traditions and explore the world of these master craftsmen. You can even view the catalogue and order bonsai pots direct. Watch this short documentary below by Bonsai Empire.
This video is from Bonsai Empire. Omiya Bonsai Village in Japan consists of multiple established bonsai gardens. For a playlist of great bonsai video content and links to other sources like Bonsai Empire, check out our resources page.
As of 2020, we are not holding regular bonsai nights or monthly meetings. For now, East Van Bonsai will remain an online source for local bonsai information. Thank you for your interest and thank you to contributors, volunteers and participants. Please keep in touch and do seek out other bonsai clubs around Vancouver. Information can be found on this websites resource page.
View this beautiful short video on Ben Oki and a styling of a collected tree. If you are not yet familiar with Ryan Neil and Bonsai Mirai, get on with it. Mirai Live is the best way to watch and learn bonsai on a screen. (my opinion)
That time has come again! From April to June, local bonsai clubs hold their annual shows across The Lower Mainland. This is a great opportunity to check out what local clubs are doing, meet some of the people and see the trees that enthusiasts in our region have been cultivating. Some shows even have plant material for sale. Check out the calendar on the about page for info on this springs events.
China Pottery in Richmond, BC has some new stock. As of Feb 26 2019 they have a few bonsai pots to choose from. They are one of the few local retailers. Check ’em out.
Check out this post by Bonsai Tonight. Here I was getting ready to upload my photos from the event when I spot this post. His images came out better than mine. Enjoy this snapshot of the show. I had a great time there!
The Bonsai Society of Portland and Pacific Northwest Bonsai Clubs Association presented the 2018 Northwest Bonsai Rendezvous this month in Milwaukie, Oregon. The event was a big success! Three days of workshops, critiques, and demonstrations made the time fly by. Just steps away, a high quality exhibition featured some of the region’s best trees. Here…
The bonsai season is all but over and winter is heading our way. More importantly, the cold, the wind and the rain are heading for our trees. As winter rolls in for us in the temperate zone, we must protect our trees. Keep your trees from getting too wet over winter. Shield your trees from harsh drying winds, especially those twiggy trees. Remember that roots in shallow pots are highly susceptible to freezing. Heeling-in our trees or placing them on the ground next to the heat of our homes is often enough protection from our mild winters. Enjoy the last days of fall and we will see you at the end of winter.
On May 19 & 20 2018, Sumi Bonsai Club had their annual show at VanDusen. The show consisted of one room full of bonsai on display, a few live demonstrations and vendor tables along the hall entrance. These shows are great opportunities to purchase material at fair prices. Small Japanese Maples, Azalea’s, the odd Juniper, Cypress, Pine, and other various deciduous trees can be purchased in pots. I walked away with an exceptional Hornbeam(Carpinus) bonsai. Here are just a few images of the show including some trees that caught my attention. Enjoy.