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Post  Inyoshin on Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:16 pm

I attended the ABBA meeting last Sunday. It was very informative and well worth the drive down. However, I thought £10 was a bit steep.
The Wirrel lads did a very good job with there presentation on exhibiting trees. They have shown what you can do if you have the will to improve the standards of your club shows. They have made their own display stands which are higher and wider than the tables normally used. They enable a very good view of the tree whithout the need to bend double whilst, allowing threes to be placed at the best viewing point even if they are large N wide. This was a problem at the BOBB show with a small number of very large trees. Nice colours, in fact a very good effort indeed.

There presentation started a discussion amoungst the attendees about the use of scrolls and accent plants, which in turn lead us to that old thorny issue of following the Japanese rather than our own artistic ideas. Some said we should not "blindly" follow Japanese athetics but show our Britishness in our displays. Well guys! wot do you think?

Did any one see "Avalon dreams" about as far as one can get from the Japanese asthetic.

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Post  chris on Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:33 pm

The Wirral boys

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Post  Inyoshin on Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:49 pm

That's them......The seven Samurai.

Thanks lads and particularly well done to the speaker.

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:07 pm

Thanks for the kind words folks, as I said during the discussion I like the Japanese way of displaying trees, but it was my love of Japanese culture which attracted me to bonsai in the first place. I personnally don`t mind how people display trees, if I like it, I like it. If I don`t, I don`t. The Japanese way is just my preference. Great to see you all down there, the long drive was worth it. Ritta,s talk was very informative. Hope we can do something again sometime.

cheers,

Ian.

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Post  Lee Kennedy on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:38 pm

They look like wanted men!

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Hurrah

Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri May 01, 2009 1:25 am

Inyoshin wrote:Some said we should not "blindly" follow Japanese athetics but show our Britishness in our displays. Well guys! wot do you think?

Amen, I was wondering when you British lads, with millenia of tradition were going to figure this out. cheers cheers Us Americans have an excuse - our current culture is only 220 years old. Razz Although last year I saw a display that attempted to rekindle native American icons in it but alas it still relied on a Japanese mode to display.

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Post  Tony on Fri May 01, 2009 9:11 am

Rob Kempinski wrote: our current culture

America has a culture? Laughing ah...yes... Jazz!

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Post  Lee Kennedy on Fri May 01, 2009 9:24 am

To sum up the British culture in a bonsai display would be near impossible,the british hobbies mainly include drinking tea,drinking beer,fighting,invading other country's and cricket and football,it's hardly the pursuit of the hunting of the red leaves is it Laughing

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Post  Tony on Fri May 01, 2009 9:44 am

Lee Kennedy wrote: drinking beer,fighting,invading other country's and cricket and football

This sounds like an average night out in Birkenhead, so... Lee this is your last 4 day week... back to the full working week soon Sleep

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri May 01, 2009 12:35 pm

Tony wrote:
Rob Kempinski wrote: our current culture

America has a culture? Laughing ah...yes... Jazz!

Don't forget cowboys and Texas barbecue.

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Post  Tony on Fri May 01, 2009 1:26 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:
Tony wrote:
Rob Kempinski wrote: our current culture

America has a culture? Laughing ah...yes... Jazz!

Don't forget cowboys and Texas barbecue.

Hey Rob... could make an interesting display... a mini Alamo, Billy The Kid... and a lonesome Pine, I can see it now... anyone up for the challenge Wink

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Re: ABBA Symposium

Post  Lee Kennedy on Fri May 01, 2009 3:33 pm

Maybe a little re-enactment of the boston tea party?

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri May 01, 2009 4:41 pm

Lee Kennedy wrote:Maybe a little re-enactment of the boston tea party?
Do I detect a tinge of sarcasm there (on several layers) !

How about the Grand Canyon as was recently posted from the Indonesian bonsai exhibition?


Or the mesas in Utah

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Post  MarcRN on Fri May 01, 2009 6:55 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:
Tony wrote:
Rob Kempinski wrote: our current culture

America has a culture? Laughing ah...yes... Jazz!

Don't forget cowboys and Texas barbecue.

And real football Laughing

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Post  chris on Fri May 01, 2009 7:18 pm

The Wirral display

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Post  prestontolbert on Fri May 01, 2009 9:51 pm

Here is a link to an attempt at an Amurcun display at the North Carolina bonsai expo.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fYM76QaXc7A/SPNGZOW8mTI/AAAAAAAAFxk/zfW3Jufq8Q4/s640/Asheville%2008-21.jpg

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Re: ABBA Symposium

Post  jgeanangel on Sun May 03, 2009 12:43 am

prestontolbert wrote:Here is a link to an attempt at an Amurcun display at the North Carolina bonsai expo.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fYM76QaXc7A/SPNGZOW8mTI/AAAAAAAAFxk/zfW3Jufq8Q4/s640/Asheville%2008-21.jpg

I knew that picture looked familiar Wink

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