Another US National Bonsai Exhibition Entry

As Vic eluded to earlier, I also had a tree accepted for display at the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, NY. During the last moments of deciding what to send with the tree and the flurry of things that needed to be done, I made some last minute changes.

The original companion to be sent with the tree was a collection of mosses that I had picked up on a trip into the mountains in years past. It has a wonderful sense of freshness that reminds me of the crisp clean alpine air.  It came up in discussion that the companion might be messing up the visual weight of the composition. In the below image the companion is placed too close to the tree, however this is due to the size of the table the backdrop is on.

The companion I ended up sending was one I had decided not to send before, believing that I would prefer the moss. It however offers a break in the display and ultimately I prefer it.

I hope you enjoy the display and I look forward to hearing from anyone who is there about how it looks all setup and in place.


Yah… it’s time to take a temperature.

Blogging is a new thing for us, and it would mean a lot to us if you would take a second to let us know if we’re being useful to you as a reader, or if you wish we were doing something else. Of course there’s a lot of ground we haven’t covered… it’s still winter… style and design is something we’ll hit more heavily as the season warms up. But I thought I would play with a poll to see if people would tell us if they like what they’ve gotten out of it so far. Stats are nice, feedback is awesome. Thanks!

Telling a story

We have come to realize that it might be nice for us to have a place to call our own. A little corner of the internet so to speak. Where we can tell the story of our lives in bonsai.

“Otaku” being a Japanese slang word for nerd or geek seemed appropriate as we both find ourselves to be quite geeky especially when it comes to bonsai. Having already dedicated ourselves to the art for some time we thought it only polite to share our joy and appreciation with everyone else.

We look forward to sharing many interesting stories with you all as we continue to walk the journey of our lives in bonsai.