News Bulletin from NBSK 2004
BULLETIN OF THE JAPANESE BONSAI AUTHORS ASSOCIATION
Extract number 12
1 December 2004-page 8
Japanese Bonsai authors Association 5-7 November 2004 - Weissloch Germany- second exhibition SAKKATEN of the European branch.
...... It has come to an end with great success, the SAKKATEN exhibition, which was opened in the middle of the international congress of the municipality...
.....As for the presentation of the works, there were 46 settings, 42 of which belonged to the representatives of the European branch and the other 4 belonging to the Japanese Masters.
Those works were set for presentation with great harmony and were so well-proportioned that you could see the hand of an excellent organizational mind, especially in the organization of the exhibitional space.
On days 6 and 7 three instructors of the Japanese Association (Nogami, Suzuki, Imai) held practice lessons, starting in the morning, which raised enthusiasm in the audience. Moreover, the members of the European branch enlivened the congress working side by side with the Japanese masters every day.
On day 8... a meeting was held among the members of the central office and the members of the branch offices in which the works and the tokoma of the European participants presented in the exhibition were evaluated. During the meeting many interesting exchanges of ideas had occurred.
The meeting ended with a great expectation of hope for the future thanks to the high level of the European works displayed
Some of them were judged of medium level in comparison with the works which are often showed in KOKUFU in Japan.