2013 / Clark Center to hold national bonsai display competition, April 27

20130425 Clark Kazari EntryOn April 27, the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford will organize the fourth KAZARI: Bonsai Display Competition.

The competition focuses on creating a harmonious display of hanging scroll, bonsai tree, and an adjacent plant or stone to display in a tokonoma alcove.

KAZARI is a judged competition and the prize money awarded in honor of the contributions of Japanese-American citizens for the best displays is $2,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place.

During KAZARI the Clark Center also offers a full day of special programs like tours of the Clark’s private Japanese garden, tea demonstrations in the new studio, and a bonsai and antique fair. 

The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture is located at 15770 Tenth Ave, Hanford, CA 933230. www.ccjac.org  (559) 582-4915

Download the RSVP form here to reserve your spot as attendance to the special programs is limited.  


11:00 am – 5:00 pm

KAZARI: Bonsai Display Competition

$5 for general admission, Clark Center members free


11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bonsai Exhibition at the Bonsai Garden


11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bonsai and Antique Fair

Selected bonsai as well as antiques and artworks. 


11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Garden Tour by Bob Boro, Landscape Architect

Tour of the Japanese garden of the Clark Residence.

60 minutes; $10/$15 per person


12:00 pm, 2:00 pm

Tea Demonstration

Mrs. Kay Tokumoto, a master of the Urasenke School, will perform, prepare and serve powdered Japanese green tea in the serene setting of the new bonsai garden.

45 minutes; $10/$15 per person


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Expert Lecture by Kathy Shaner, Curator of the Golden State Bonsai Federation Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt

$15/$25 per person  


5:30 – 6:30 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception in the Japanese Garden of the Clark Residence

$10/$15 per person