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Ryu Sei Welcomes Fall in Bright Raiment

Ryu Sei Welcomes Fall in Bright Raiment

Fall colors abound in the bonsai garden this week! After last week's show from the Eastern Sumac, a steady progression of brilliant color changes accompany the visitor as the Japanese Maples and Hornbeams begin their journey into the winter season's rest. There's a...

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Sumac in Her Glory Days!

Sumac in Her Glory Days!

This is Rhus aromatica, or Fragrant Sumac, an Eastern US native species. This lovely variety has all the perks-- magnificent fall raiment, wide branching structure, full-bodied elegance as a bonsai. I've never seen it as bonsai anywhere else-- a one of a kind...

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Open Studios is Featuring Bonsai Akira!

Open Studios is Featuring Bonsai Akira!

Better come on over-- the trees are calling! You can find details, address, etc on the Events page of this site. Bonsai Akira is one of 100+ studios in a juried art walk of Portland next month. We'll be open during daytime hours, from 11:00AM to 5:00PM each of two...

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Our Next Adventure– Portland Open Studios!

Our Next Adventure– Portland Open Studios!

Bonsai Akira has been chosen to participate in the premiere art tour of our "River City"-- occurring the two middle weekends of October annually. Only 100 artists are selected to offer studio tours to the public, which include talks and demonstrations of their...

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New Items in the store!

New Items in the store!

As I have had a number of sales from the items listed, I have added several newly styled bonsai to the online store--browse and enjoy the unique presentations in my garden gallery!

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New selection of Tee Shirts Available!

New selection of Tee Shirts Available!

Enjoy the comfort of U.S. made organic cotton Tee shirts from Texas, with my distinctive logo-- the tree in a vase on a table is an iconic emblem of bonsai, with discreet kanji for "Bonsai Akira" to one side-- "Bonsai Brightness"! $25 includes first class postage--...

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New Kokedama Class Coming–

New Kokedama Class Coming–

In August I'll be teaching my ever popular Kokedama Class at Portland Nursery on Division. Sign up on Portland Nursery's website, under Classes--Division location. $30 for this hour long hands-on class-- includes a plant (or two) and all materials needed to take home...

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Shows and Sales 2019– Continued

Shows and Sales 2019– Continued

Before I head north to Seattle for a couple more summer art shows, I'll be hosting my next Open Studio-- Visitors are welcome on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th, to the open air studio and bonsai display garden. Then, a one day sale at the Portland Buddhist...

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It’s Hydrangea Time!

It’s Hydrangea Time!

Summer brings with it the special fragrances of roses-- and Hydrangeas! My favorites are just beginning their show, and will continue till well into winter with flowers gradually evolving from palest pink to lavender to blue. Papery flowers stay till next year,...

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Time for Bonsai! Open Studio coming up!

Time for Bonsai! Open Studio coming up!

Next Open Studio event at Bonsai Akira will be May 18th and 19th, just a couple of weeks away! Check the Events tab for address and details. A new selection of bonsai await you-- lots of Japanese Maples, Hydrangeas, Conifers from all quarters of the globe, and other...

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