2012 Bowers Museum to display bonsai and viewing stones, Sept 26-30

Bowers Museum

Kofu Bonsai Kai

Bonsai & Suiseki Show


Bowers Bonsai Kofunkai

Bonsai display by Kofu Bonsai Kai of Orange County

Location;  2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706



September 26 – 30, 10 AM – 4 PM


John M. Lee Court


The Bonsai and Viewing Stones Show consists of 28 trees and stones selected from private collections displayed in a traditional manner. All trees have been in training and have been taken to a final style over many years.


The Viewing  Stones, or ‘found art,’ are also from private collections collected from areas in California, various parts of the United States and Asia.


Generously sponsored by Kofu Bonsai Kai, Orange County.

Free to members and with paid admission;  $8  individual ticket.



Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Free to members and with paid admission; $8 individual ticket.


Thursday, September 27    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Art of Bonsai

Manuel Martinez, President, Kofu Bonsai Kai.


Saturday, September 29   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Saikei: The Miniature Landscape

Mr. Al Nelson, Bonsai Master, member of Kofu Bonsai Kai, discusses the art of saikei, based on the principles of group plantings and rock plantings found in traditional bonsai. Demonstration of saikei included.