MY VISIT TO THE DESHIMA BONSAI STUDIO (NL) FOR THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BONSAI CAFE.

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MY VISIT TO THE DESHIMA BONSAI STUDIO (NL) FOR THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BONSAI CAFE.

Post  Hans van Meer. on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:41 am

Hi everybody,
yesterday I visited my good friend Teunis Jan Klein's "DESHIMA" Bonsai studio that is located in Nieuwerkerk aan de IJssel in The Netherlands for the celebration of the first year anniversary of the Bonsai cafe. Teunis Jan started his successful "DESHIMA" Bonsai studio some 14 years ago, were he sells everything that has to do with Bonsai and were he also teach Bonsai to his many students. A year ago Teunis started this Bonsai cafe in his Bonsai studio for his loyal students and guests and since then every first Saturday of the month they come together to spent the day and have fun chairing their Bonsai passion. They enjoy the pleasure of some food and drinks while working on their own or others their trees or just while talking about...well everything! And yesterday they celebrated their first year anniversary and had transformed the tropical greenhouse into a beautiful Bonsai showroom were they showed some of their Bonsai! Inside the studio there was a open bar and a food section were Sushi and Sate was made for the guest! All the guest were surprised with champagne and after the New Years wishes were made everybody walked to see the trees on display and to have a look, indoors and outdoors, at the large selection off Bonsai and raw material thats Teunis has for sail. There was even a snow machine that covered the trees in the outdoor garden, creating a magical winter experience! I had visited the Bonsai cafe before and I was invited to join the celebrations, when I asked if it would be a nice idea if I would bring a tree to their show, Teunis sad it would be great idea! So I brought a long my old Ulmus chinensis that I have been training for more than 20 years now. Teunis had asked his students to bring along a difficult tree and later that day he selected 4 off them to discuss inside while everybody was listening to what he had to say. I believe that Teunis is, beside being charismatic and easy to get along with, one of the best knowledgeable teachers that I know and it was a pleasure to hear him discuss those hard to style trees! It was a fun day and a great initiative, we need more people like Teunis in Holland to keep Bonsai here alive and kicking! Here are some images that I shot during my visit!

Below: When you open the door to his studio you are created on the right side by this wonderful display.



Below: Straight view into the shop from that same entrance off the studio.



Below: The bar in the corner off his working/studio were the coffee and cookies were waiting. And yes! It is in Holland.... so there was alcohol! There always is!!! drunken



Below: One off the many beautiful displays in that same working/studio aria.



Below: A wonderful Yamadori Oak in the garden on the way to the greenhouses. This whole picture shouts "Holland"! The light, house and trees..Holland! Very Happy



Below: A look in the cold greenhouse were reasonable priced starters stand next to award winning trees! NOTE the branches on the left bottom in this picture! They are from a beech yamadori raft that I want to show to you all. I tell you this so that you can have a idea just how big this stunning tree is!



Below: This is that breathtaking piece off wonderful nature in a pot! This is one off the few trees that realy blows me away, every time again! And it gets better and better! Teunis is working on this tree for more than 10 years by now and it was showed in one off the earliest editions of the now famous Ginkgo awards! It is so heavy that the specially made pot broke when it was lifted on the specially reinforced table there, you can still see the cracks! I have some pictures somewhere were his old cat is laying inside those trees and under the branches, it was it's favorite spot! It looked like one off those rabbits hiding under the bushes in the film "Water ship down"! A thing off beauty for sure!



Below: Close up of those trunks and roots.



Below: Wonderful trees for sale!



Below: Even a former Ginkgo Award winner can be admired there!



Below: A other Ginkgo and Noelanders showed tree for sale!



Below: And something special like this for the smaller budget! Anybody know what it is?



Below: A nice larch from one off Teunis his students on display inside the, specially built for this celebration exhibition, section.





Below: A nice Pine.



I had a great afternoon at Teunis and his students "Bonsai Cafe", they made me and all the others that were visiting this one year Bonsai friendship celebration feel right at home! We need more people like Teunis Jan Klein in Holland! Bravo my friend and I will be there again at your next celebration! And CU at the Noelanders!!!

Hope you all enjoyed it?!

Cheers,
Hans van Meer.

Deshima Bonsai Studio (T.J.Klein.)
Bonsai Cafe NL


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Post  leatherback on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:24 am

Hi Hans,

Very nice! thank you so much for sharing this wonderfull experience!

I wish I had know, and lived closer to Teunis Jan. One of the people I would love to take some classes from. Too bad it is such a long way away from Enschede..

Anyway.. The plant you mention.. Is it an Hydrangea?

Jelle.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:07 am


Anyway.. The plant you mention.. Is it an Hydrangea?

Maybe Grape?

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Post  Hans van Meer. on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:22 am

leatherback wrote:Hi Hans,

Very nice! thank you so much for sharing this wonderfull experience!

I wish I had know, and lived closer to Teunis Jan. One of the people I would love to take some classes from. Too bad it is such a long way away from Enschede..

Anyway.. The plant you mention.. Is it an Hydrangea?

Jelle.


Billy M. Rhodes wrote:
Anyway.. The plant you mention.. Is it an Hydrangea?

Maybe Grape?

Thanks guy's for the answer?! I had no idea and I forgot to ask! Embarassed Wink
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Post  leatherback on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:13 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:
Anyway.. The plant you mention.. Is it an Hydrangea?

Maybe Grape?

Grapes have more rounded buds, and should not be coming out this time of year, I think?

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:48 pm

leatherback wrote:
Billy M. Rhodes wrote:
Anyway.. The plant you mention.. Is it an Hydrangea?

Maybe Grape?

Grapes have more rounded buds, and should not be coming out this time of year, I think?

The plant is showing some green and it hard from the photo to tell the shape of the buds. But we don't have much/any Hydrangea here so I don't have a way to compare.

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Post  Rick36 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:16 pm

Thankyou for posting, Hans, - some fine trees. I'd be sure the mystery plant is Hydrangea Petiolaris (if asked!). I have two large specimens in the garden, but never thought about them as Bonsai material. Now I will! Cheers.

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Post  my nellie on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:03 pm

leatherback wrote: ... ...Grapes have more rounded buds, and should not be coming out this time of year, I think?
Yes, indeed! Not a grape definitely!

Hans, thank you for sharing those photos and the event of the cafe 1st anniversary! May you and your friends have many happy returns of this anniversary!


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Post  sunip on Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:18 pm

Thanks Hans,
I really should visit Deshima.
Some beautiful trees there.
Yes i guess it is hydrangea petiolaris,
here a quick picture of mine, still not made my decision on a design.
Sunip Wink

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 pm




Or Schizophragma hydrangeoides.

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very kind words!

Post  teunis on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:07 pm

Embarassed Thank you Hans!
You make me shy Hans Smile , all credits go to the people of Bonsaicafenl.blogspot.com they turned the studio and glasshouse into a really warm welcoming Bonsai experience!
The tree shown is indeed a climbing Hydrangea, compliments to the posters!
It is nice to be here on Internet Bonsai Club, at least now I have an inlog myself Wink thanks to you!
Best regards to everybody, Teunis Jan Klein
www.deshimabonsai.nl

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Post  gman on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:30 am

Hi Hans,
Thanks for posting and to you Teunis....you have a great gift and talented students for sure.........as I scolled down and saw the bonsai with the question (what is it?) I immediately thought of Hydrangea petiolaris, a Climbing hydrangea .....Wikipeadia " is a species of Hydrangea native to the woodlands of Japan".......honest I did thumbs up ......I had a nice one until it passed away from a real cold spell we had - my fault .......I should have protected it.
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Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:21 pm

Hans,
Teunis has a beautiful place. Wow! I agree with you, that Beech is amazing! I am inclined to think a rock slab or marble tray would better suit this tree. Regardless, it will take a small "army" to move it safely. And that yamadori Oak; wow!!! ... Silflay anyone?
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Post  Hans van Meer. on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:07 am

teunis wrote: Embarassed Thank you Hans!
You make me shy Hans Smile , all credits go to the people of Bonsaicafenl.blogspot.com they turned the studio and glasshouse into a really warm welcoming Bonsai experience!
The tree shown is indeed a climbing Hydrangea, compliments to the posters!
It is nice to be here on Internet Bonsai Club, at least now I have an inlog myself Wink thanks to you!
Best regards to everybody, Teunis Jan Klein
www.deshimabonsai.nl

Hi Teunis and welcome to the IBC family! You dont have to be shy, I was just stating the facts, but that those not mean that I like you or something like that! Wink
No just kidding my friend, you are spreading the joy off Bonsai around and thats a good thing in my book! Keep on doing what you do best and keep on dreaming!
CU at Noelanders!

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Post  Hans van Meer. on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:11 am

Russell Coker wrote:

Or Schizophragma hydrangeoides.


There is no need for swearing Russel! Very Happy

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