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Post  William Feldman on Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:59 am

Here are some Japanese Black Pines from Kokufu 2010's vendor area. The rest of my Green Club photos are at http://cid-5c2bbe8223ddbf8d.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Kokufu%20Vendors%202010







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Post  William Feldman on Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:04 am

Here's an interesting one. Just looking at a photo of the front, you would never know it was actually turtle-shaped.

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Right side:

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Post  Gæst on Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:16 am

Seeing these reminds me why I am a lover of the traditional style Very Happy
Great photos - thanks. Hope you had a great time there.

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Post  DaveV. on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:11 am

Hi William. Thanks for posting these photos!

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:20 pm

Thanks so much for sharing the link and photos! A nice way to wake up in the morning!!!
All beautiful trees!
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Post  Velodog2 on Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:46 pm

Oh yes! Very nice to see some trees at this level of development. Exquisite. Extraordinary. Especially no. 5. "Naturalistic" be damned! These trees make that "style" seem just an excuse for inadequate development and training.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:09 pm

Gosh! I thought #5 was a perfect example of a "broom style." jocolor geek lol!

These are lovely, very traditional, trees. Thanks for posting them.

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Post  flor1 on Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:41 pm

Thanks for posting.
Great work on your part.

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Post  amazonida on Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:20 pm

hi willian,
thanks for posting! i wish i could go there some day. This exibition is once in a year? do they have stuff to sell like pots, tools?
where is it? tokio? omiya?

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Post  hibonsai on Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:36 pm

Thank you very much for sharing your photos. It means a lot to those of us that can't be there!!!

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Post  pine queen on Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:24 pm

Bravo! We needed this desperately. Thanks!

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thanks for posting

Post  kauaibonsai on Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:33 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed your pictures. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to visit japan to see the quality and artistry of japanese bonsai for myself. this being said, I am still blown away by the quality of the " for sale " trees at kokufu. makes one wonder what the "keepers" look like ?? a random selection of trees from the sales tables would make a eye popping exhibit anywhere.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:43 pm

amazonida wrote:hi willian,
thanks for posting! i wish i could go there some day. This exibition is once in a year? do they have stuff to sell like pots, tools?
where is it? tokio? omiya?

The Green Club is in Tokyo. They have a store on premises that sells trees, pots, tools, books, etc. Here's a map, in case you ever get there:


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Post  sulrich on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:22 pm

Thank you so much for posting these, and the links to your great photo albums. Truly stunning.

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Post  Myrtle on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:49 pm

I realize this may seem a little out of taste, but I've always wondered what the prices are like for this level of material. Also, how do prices for "regular" material differ from prices in the U.S.? I've always wanted to know how material is valued in places where the art is so popular. Less expensive because more material is readily available or more expensive because there is more of a demand? Thanks for any insight.

Oh yeah, almost forgot. The pictures are incredible and much appreciated. The pics in the link are especially inspirational. Thanks

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Post  John Quinn on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:16 am

amazonida wrote:hi willian,
thanks for posting! i wish i could go there some day. This exibition is once in a year? do they have stuff to sell like pots, tools?
where is it? tokio? omiya?

The Kokufu Exhibition is at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, a short walk or van ride from the vendor area...
http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/days/kokufuten.html

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Post  William Feldman on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:33 am

Myrtle wrote:I've always wondered what the prices are like for this level of material. Also, how do prices for "regular" material differ from prices in the U.S.? I've always wanted to know how material is valued in places where the art is so popular. Less expensive because more material is readily available or more expensive because there is more of a demand? Thanks for any insight.
There are a few price tags visible in the photos. This one is one million yen, or about $11,000 US dollars, according to the online currency calculator.


This one I think says 880,000 yen, which is about $9600.


This little guy is a bargain at 460,000 yen, or about $5000. What looks like a "75" after the "46" is actually the Kanji character for "ten thousand".


In regard to "regular" material, The white pines in the front row are all 30000 yen ($330) or 35000 yen ($385). They likely came from mass-produced nursery material.


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Post  William Feldman on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:48 am

And the turtle-shaped one is 280,000 yen, or $3085.
William Feldman wrote:Here's an interesting one. Just looking at a photo of the front, you would never know it was actually turtle-shaped.

Front:



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Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:14 am

William, thanks for this information. Many of the "for sale" pines have cut needles. Did you see any show trees with cut needles? Thanks, Todd

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Post  William Feldman on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:31 am

No, I didn't see any cut needles at the show itself. I did see some wiring still on the trees, though.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:49 am

Myrtle wrote:I realize this may seem a little out of taste, but I've always wondered what the prices are like for this level of material.

The prices are visible on some of the last photos. One is 28 man. A Man is 10,000 yen. (Japanese convention is to put commas every 10,000 not every 1,000 like in the west.) So 28 man is 280,000 yen. A yen is roughly one penny or 100 yen to a dollar so 280,000 yen is $2,800.

When I was in Japan last fall, I saw lots of trees with visible price tags. Most nice pine trees sold for several thousand US dollars.

Sorry I didn't notice William's explanation.


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Post  Seth Ellwood on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:51 am

Makes me wish i was a wealthy world traveler living in the us and japan when the mood suited me.

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Post  peter krebs on Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:23 am

Hi William,

Thank you for the beautiful photos. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

On the 3 photo, bottom left, we see a blue and white porcelain pot.
This is a valuable Owari Japanese pot.

Here is info about this:
http://www.bonsaipots.net/index.php?page=japan-blue-and-white

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:07 am

[quote="William Feldman"]
Myrtle wrote:I've always wondered what the prices are like for this level of material.

This one I think says 880,000 yen, which is about $96,000.

I believe that is only $9,600 dollars at $100=$.91 which seems high but not as high as I would have thought.

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Post  William Feldman on Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:33 am

Thanks. I've corrected the post.

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