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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Hotaction on June 15, 2010, 01:37 PM

Title: Kunio Kobayashi demo
Post by: Hotaction on June 15, 2010, 01:37 PM
Being a member of the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York (Rochester club), I had the opportunity to attend a second demo by Master Kobayashi, in as many days.  I saw his demo at the National Exhibit, and again yesterday, but I got pictures this time.  Well, here they are.

Dave
Title: Re: Kunio Kobayashi demo
Post by: Hotaction on June 15, 2010, 01:38 PM
And the rest...
Title: Re: Kunio Kobayashi demo
Post by: bwaynef on June 15, 2010, 02:44 PM
That certainly wasn't what I saw in the material, though admittedly you can't make out much from the angle presented.  This is probably the first time I've seen an artist do a cascade in a demo.  Seems like its going to take serious root work to get this tree into a pot. 

Maybe its impolite to mention it, but since I don't think there are many folks from that club that frequent us, the choice of material isn't what I'd be comfortable presenting to such a highly regarded artist.  Seems like someone ought to have better stock to let him work on.  How far was it to the vendor area of the Nat'l Show?

It looks like an interesting tree, though certainly not what I'd expect from Kobayashi.  I guess he doesn't usually work on material like that though.
Title: Re: Kunio Kobayashi demo
Post by: Hotaction on June 15, 2010, 03:20 PM
Wayne, the stock was provided from Bill V.  Time constraints required a tree that could be finished within a reasonable time frame.  I suck at taking pictures, and the tree was actually very nice, although it looks very cluttered in the photo.  I didn't get the best angle on that final shot.  He jokingly said he chose cascade because it was "quickest for demo."

The demo tree from the day before was a much more sizeable piece of material.  He is very entertaining and he puts on great program.  If you can see him do a demo, don't miss the chance.

Dave