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January 2019

Kokedama Class at Portland Nursery

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Nursery on Division, 9200 SE Division St
Portland, OR United States
Kokedama for my next show!!!

I will be teaching the beautiful Japanese art of wrapping plants in a ball of moss. This class at Portland Nursery on Division will cover the creation and care of kokedama, or "moss-wrapping" for both houseplants and outdoor species such as ferns, hellebores, and more. We also use this technique to provide a living container for bonsai trees-- you can even create a hanging bonsai garden!

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February 2019

Bonsai at Northwest Flower and Garden Festival!

February 20 @ 9:00 am - February 24 @ 6:00 pm

Bonsai Akira will be at Seattle gardening event in February! Our display this year will feature a pocket Japanese Teahouse garden. Designed for a condominium patio or balcony, this display garden conveys a deep connection with nature in an intimate scale for living in small urban settings. Look for us in the "City Living" garden area on the Skybridge. Enjoy the start of Spring with us!

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April 2019

First Open Studio for 2019– Portland OR April 13 & 14

April 13 @ 11:00 am - April 14 @ 4:00 pm
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

This spring and summer I will continue my tradition of opening my garden to visitors on selected weekends. First Open Studio will be Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM each day. Come and see the newly leafed out Japanese Maples, freshly repotted conifers, and flowering shrubs getting ready for their Spring display! Everything in the garden is bursting with new life-- green and vibrant in our gentle Northwest weather. Many newly styled bonsai will be…

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Mt Vernon Tulip Festival and Art Fair

April 20 @ 10:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Mt Vernon WA

This spring, plan to visit the beautiful Skagit Valley in Northwest Washington for this stellar event! Just a short drive north of Seattle, the heart of Washington's Tulip gardens awaits, and Mt Vernon is celebrating you! Bonsai Akira has been invited to join selected artists to show new work during this local celebration of spring.

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Art in Bloom– Seattle Garden Tour– Features Bonsai Akira!

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Bonsai Akira - Portland Oregon - Pacific Northwest Native Trees - Chaenomeles japonica "Toyo Nishiki"--Japanese Flowering Quince

This spring, why not ride through the beautiful Seattle neighborhood of Greenlake, perusing special art exhibits while enjoying a variety of local gardens in bloom? Twenty artists will be featured at six local studios and gardens during this welcome to spring. A map of the gardens featured and list of artists participating is on the website--

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May 2019

Annual Open Studio Event– Portland

May 18 @ 11:00 am - May 19 @ 4:00 pm
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

We will be welcoming visitors to the Nursery on Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. Come and enjoy a cool stroll under the Dawn Redwood, share some popcorn and lemonade, and see the bonsai for sale. Many species and trees for every budget will be featured at this annual event. My studio is open is you should wish to have a tree styled or repotted-- please call if you will be bringing a specimen for…

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June 2019

Wilsonville Festival of the Arts–

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 6:00 pm
Wilsonville Town Center

Wilsonville Festival of the Arts is a family-friendly, juried festival featuring local artists, craftspeople and artisans with a wide variety of media offered. Bonsai Akira has been invited for the past three years to this fun-filled event in the heart of Wilsonville, in the park at Town Center Square.

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Edmonds Art Festival

June 14 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

Edmonds Art Fair and Festival--Next Weekend! Bonsai Akira will be among a carefully selected group of businesses featured at this stellar event in downtown Edmonds. See us at Booth #632. Such a privilege to be presenting my bonsai creations to the greater Seattle audience!

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July 2019

Bonsai Akira Goes to Chicago Botanic Garden!

July 5 @ 9:00 am - July 7 @ 6:00 pm

We have just learned that we have been selected to show trees at the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival! Held annually over the July 4th weekend, this is one of the finest outdoor art shows in the country. Feeling honored to have been selected-- now I am refining a few of my recent stylings to present them in quality containers.

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Bonsai Akira Open Studio

July 27 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

Our next open studio is the weekend of July 27th and 28th, right here in Southeast Portland. Address: 1630 SE Ellis St-- please visit between 11:00AM and 4:00PM. Lemonade and popcorn, a gentle breeze and a stroll under the Dawn Redwood Tree will be featured. My collection of bonsai for sale and my personal collection will be on display. Visit the garden, browse the bonsai, bring a plant for repotting or styling, or just come to chat!

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“Bonsai is for Everyone”–Bonsai Class at Portland Nursery in July

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Nursery 9200 SE Division St

This is the fourth year I have offered my popular Bonsai class at Portland Nursery. Come to learn the basics, or just to see whether you'd like to try a new hobby. Bring a tree for care and styling tips, or choose a plant specimen from the nursery's extensive selection, to turn into bonsai right here in the classroom! Sunday morning, July 28th 11:00 - 12:00.

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August 2019

Bonsai Akira at Bellevue Botanic Garden

August 24 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Bellevue Botanic Garden, 1201 Main St
Bellevue, OR 98005 United States
Patio Garden Design for Portland Home Show

August 24th and 25th I will be again showing my bonsai stylings at the beautiful Bellevue Botanic Garden Art Festival. Once more i am privileged to be housed in the Tadeuchi Pavillion, a modern Japanese Tea House created for the garden by a local patron. New selection of finest quality bonsai will be shown at this event, including Japanese Maples, Conifers and flowering trees and shrubs. Stop by and say Hello!

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September 2019

Bonsai Jamboree–Saturday, September 14th

September 14

The annual Bonsai Society of Portland convention will be a one day event at Kellogg Center in Milwaukie. Come and see a stellar exhibit of local members trees-- some of which have won national awards. There will be several vendors on site, including Bonsai Akira, with new stylings and prebonsai stock for you to choose from.

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Open Studio Bonsai Show and Sale– September 21

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

I'll be having an open studio in September-- Come and enjoy a beverage and a walk under the Dawn Redwood tree, peruse the varieties of bonsai for sale, discuss the finer details of the craft, and just visit...! This is my preview event for the Portland Open Studios gala in October, when the whole city is invited to my doorstep! I'll be featuring a new collection of Japanese Maples, some fine conifers, and a few older and more refined specimens…

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October 2019

Portland Open Studios Welcomes Bonsai Akira– #61 on the Tour!

October 12 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
PORTLAND, OR 97202 United States

This iconic art studio tour happens every October, giving the public a chance to discover new artists on the local scene, and revisit those they love-- all in a city wide tour of studios. Our first occasion to participate has us breathless with excitement! A quick revamp of the garden/outdoor studio to accommodate inclement weather-- a distinct possibility as we move into the rainy season! New material includes a variety of Japanese Maples, conifers, hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs and…

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