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Events Calendar

Michael Ryan Bell
Will be Kofu Kai's guest speaker at our February meeting. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about bonsai pots, the artists that made them, and their chops.
2024 Membership fees are due.  Please bring a check to the meeting or mail it to Carol.
See our calendar below for future meeting dates. 

Kofu Kai Events and Club Meetings:

February 17, 2024 Michael Ryan Bell will be our guest speaker.  Don't miss this opportunity                                   to learn about bonsai pots, the artists that made them and their chops                                       (signatures).  Ryan created one of the largest, if not the largest, database                                 of chops in English.  He has spoken at hundreds of bonsai clubs across                                     the United States and in the United Kingdom. If you bring a pot with a                                       chop, he will try to identify the artist, and may even be able to assess it's                                   value.

January 20, 2024   Kofu Kai will have a meeting in January.  See our newsletter for details, it                                   will not be at our usual location or time.  To receive the newsletter, you                                       must have paid your membership dues.  If you haven't paid your 2024                                       membership, please bring a check payable to Kofu Bonsai Kai to the                                         meeting or mail it to Carol Upston. Her address is on our Membership                                       webpage. 

December                   No club meeting.

November 18, 2023    Hugo Zamora Luna, normal time and location

October 21, 2023        No club meeting due to GSBF Rendezvous in Santa Nella, CA

September 22-24        Kofu Kai's Bonsai exhibition at the Bowers Museum, 10:00am-4:00pm.

                                    Jason Chan demonstration on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00pm.

                                    Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

                                    Setup will be on September 21st from 2:00pm to 6:00pm


September 16, 2023   Jason Saito, elm forest planting, normal time and location

August 19, 2023          Debra Mauzy-Melitz, Kusamono demonstration, normal time and location


July 15, 2023               Mike Lane, normal time and location 


June 17, 2023             Kofu Kai Auction/Fundraiser.  Donations can be dropped off starting at 5:00pm. The                                      auction will begin at 6:30pm.  Typically there are items for all levels of bonsai                                                  enthusiasts from beginner to experienced, including bonsai trees, pre-bonsai                                                  material, bonsai pots, tools, and more.

May 20, 2023              CBS Guest Artist Adam Toth from Northern California

April 15, 2023              Ron Reekers, normal time and location


March 18, 2023           Our March meeting will be at the Eastern Leaf Bonsai, at 11:00am.  Eastern Leaf is                                        located at 3826 Riverside Dr., Chino, CA 91710.  Bring your own tree and tools,                                              and Jason Chan will offer some suggestions on how to possibly improve your tree.                                        This will also be a POTLUCK LUNCH so bring some food to share.

February 18, 2023       We will have a California Bonsai Society guest artist Maliea Chiem.                                                                Our February meeting will be in a different room at the church.  We will be in the                                            choir room next to the main chapel.  Please do not go into our normal meeting room                                      as it will be occupied by another group.  Our club meeting will be at 6:00pm.  No                                            raffle due to the smaller room. 

January 21-22, 2023   No meeting.  Kofu Kai encourages everyone to attend Baikoen's Winter Silhouettes                                      Show in NEW LOCATION, Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue Street,                                        Temple City, CA 91780, from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Demonstration at 1:00pm both                                            days;  Saturday - Ken Teh, Sunday - Lindsay Shiba.  Sales area will include plants,                                        pots tools and more.  Saturday evening reception and raffle from 6:30 to 9:00pm


Other Events:

February, 24-25, 2024     Bonsai-A-Thon at The Huntington Library

January 13-14, 2024       Baikoen's 60th Winter Silhouettes Show, Los Angeles Arboretum, Ayres Hall                                                  10:00am to 4:30pm


November 4, 2023           California Bonsai Society Show at The Huntington Library

October 20-22, 2023       GSBF Rendezvous, Santa Nella, CA.  10:00am-4:00pm,

                                        Headliner: Bjorn Bjorholm

September 23, 2023       San Diego Bonsai Club Fall Show

September 22-24           Kofu Kai's Bonsai exhibition at the Bowers Museum, 10:00am-4:00pm.

                                       Jason Chan demonstration on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00pm.

                                       Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

                                       Setup will be on September 21st from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

August 19, 2023             Eastern Leaf is normally not open on the weekends, but they will be open on                                                 Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10:30am until 4:00pm, 3826 Riverside Dr., Chino,                                         CA 91710

August 12-20, 2023        Nisei Week in Little Tokyo, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles CA

February, 25-26, 2023    Bonsai-A-Thon, 11:00am to 4:00pm at The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd.                                             San Marino, CA 91108.  Club members wishing to enter at no cost, must                                                         preregister for a specific day (check your email for our February newsletter and                                             further instructions on how to preregister.  There are a limited number of free                                                  entrance slots.  If you are unable to preregister, you may still be able to attend this                                         event by paying The Huntington Library's entrance fee.  

January, 21-22, 2023      Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai 59th Winter Silhouette Show and Sale.  Temple City                                              Live Oak park Community Center, Live Oak room, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City,                                          CA 91780.  10:00am to 4:30pm.  This is a temporary new location for this show.                                            Sales and demonstrations on both days.  Demonstrations at 1:00pm

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