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lundi 31 août 2015

Jeu Crespi cup 2015 : le gagnant est...

Dans notre numéro 76 d'Esprit Bonsaï, nous vous avions invité à participer à un jeu pour gagner un week-end en Italie pour la Crespi Cup.
C'est Guillaume Munoz qui aura le plaisir de partir en Italie, avec sa femme, pour profiter de cette très belle exposition !
Toutes nos félicitations aux heureux gagnants !
Merci à tous ceux qui ont participé pour tenter de gagner ce week-end d'exception !
La Crespi Cup, c'est donc du 11 au 20 septembre à Parabiago, près de Milan


jeudi 27 août 2015

Crespi Cup 2015, Laboratory & workshops: subscribe now!

The activities proposed are also in English language
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SATURDAY 19th September
Workshop: “Ishi-kusamono: composing herbaceous plants on rock and dry wood”,
by Igor Carino
To be booked
95,00 € - materials are included
(wood | rock - soil - moss – herbaceous plants)
(max 10 participants)


SATURDAY 19th September
9.30-12.30 | 2.30-5.30
Workshop/Conference: “The best techniques to work the dry wood” ,
by Shinsaku Yamahata
To be booked
230,00 € - The participants should bring their material or
they can buy conifer tree before the workshop with a 30% discount
(for max 10 participants)

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Sunday 20th September
9.30-12.30 | 2.30-5.30 (3 hours practice)
Raku ceramic’s laboratory:
“Creation of a tea cup, a bowl or a Japanese saucer, enamel and items cooked with a raku kiln”
by Fred Olsen 
To be booked
95,00 €, material included
(max 15 participants)


Sunday 20th September
Laboratory of shodo for beginners:
“To learn how to write your name in Japanese”
by Kazuko Kataoka 
To be booked
15,00 €, material included
?(Japanese cardboard on which write and ink, loaned brushes)
(max 10 participants)


Crespi Cup 2015, Parabiago (Milano, Italy) 11th to 20th september

What the 2015 edition proposes...
A journey to discover bonsai and suiseki through the culture, traditions and ancient oriental disciplines
The 11th edition of International Bonsai & Suiseki Meeting will be held in Parabiago from 11th to 20th September with 5 exhibition-contests: Crespi Bonsai Cup and Crespi Shohin Cup for experts and collectors of bonsai and shohin, Crespi Pot Cup for pots’ collectors and pot’s masters, Crespi Suiseki Cup for all the collectors of landscape-stones, and Enthusiasts’ Exhibition for all the amateurs who loves bonsai.

Demonstrations • Conferences • Courses • Shows
At the Crespi Cup the great world protagonists of bonsai, suiseki and pot's art
Bonsai: Technical demonstrations and workshops will be held by a great master in the contemporary bonsai’s history: Shinsaku Yamahata. There will be also other European bonsai’s masters like Edoardo Rossi, Igor Carino and Gaetano Settembrini who will hold conferences, demonstrations and workshops.
Suiseki: The amazing collector and Japanese expert Masayuki Nomura, will be the guest during this edition to show how to treat suiseki.
Ceramic: For the first time in Italy the famous Fred Olsen from California will be here for all the ceramic lovers.

Not only bonsai, a lot of important guests will take part to talk about art, culture and play
Music: The guests will be the taiko (Japanese drums) with their magical sounds, played by the Kotoji group, and the traditional Japanese singings proposed by Shinobu Kikuchi.
Painting: Sumi-e and shodo: paper, ink and water to create a drawing using brushes, or to write Japanese ideograms.
Cooking: Tea, wagashi, the Japanese sweets made of sugar offered during the tea ceremony and sushi, to discover the art and the beauty of cooking.
Entertainment: Japanese movies, dedicated in particular to the nature, and the kamishibai, Japanese stories for children, a journey between fun and culture.
Origami: Origami is the art to fold paper to create different shapes: kids and children, playing with paper, will enjoy learning this new form of art.
Martial arts: Haidong gumdo, will show you dynamic cuts on paper and bamboo, and kyudo, a Japanese form of archery, will be performed by great professional athletes.

Shinsaku Yamahata, bonsai guest to the Crespi Cup 2015
Masayuki Nomura, suiseki
guest to the Crespi Cup 2015

Fred Olsen, ceramist guest to the Crespi Cup 2015

Programm: Programm on line
Workshop: workshop on line
Informations: Informations on line

Free entrance
S.S. del Sempione, 35
20015 Parabiago (Mi)
Tel. +39 0331 491850

mardi 25 août 2015

Bonsai art in Malaysia

Malaysia Bonsai and Suiseki Society (MBSS) would like to share with all bonsai brothers all over the world the beauty of tropical plants. Indeed, A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever!
Here are some photos of prize winning bonsais at the various shows held by their affiliates in the respective states held this year.

La Malaysia Bonsai and Suiseki Society (MBSS) veut partager avec tous les amoureux du bonsaï la beauté des plantes tropicales. La beauté est une joie éternelle !
Voici donc quelques photos des bonsaïs primés cette année dans les diverses expositions organisées par les clubs affiliés des différentes régions du pays.

Wong Wah Hung,
Secretary General,