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We are well under way with 2013 and soon we will be preparing for our annual show in Ayres Hall at the L.A. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007. If you wish to volunteer with setting up, taking down, and hosting during the show, contact Marge Blasingame, (626) 579-0420. We will not have a Saturday night reception this year, but we will have demonstrations, member sales, and vendor sales.
So now we are well involved in another year of learning to create, care for and appreciate the beautiful and expressive creations known as bonsai.
The Bonsai Tradition
Bonsai, (pronounced BONE-SIGH) is a Japanese word which means a miniaturized tree potted in an appropriate container. Bonsai is a living art form which is an integral part of the Japanese cultural tradition.
Historically, the art of bonsai had its origin in China where trees battered and twisted by winds and burdened by ice and snow in winter were found in the high mountains. Bonsai enthusiasts sought to create specimens using these trees as models for the living art form of bonsai.
The art moved to Japan where initially the ruling class and priests admired these small trees. Rapidly it became popular with all Japanese who have always lived in harmony with their surroundings. No longer confined to the Orient, the art of bonsai appeals to people throughout the world.