Bonsai show Friday, Saturday coming to the Kaua‘i Museum

Officials with the Kaua‘i Museum and Kauai Bonyu Kai, the island’s newest bonsai organization, join forces to put on the Second Annual Exhibit of Fine Bonsai, Kaua‘i Style, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Kaua‘i Museum on Rice Street in Lihu‘e, they said in a press release.

Once again, the museum’s Senda Gallery and the open courtyard will be transformed by the artful arrangement of bonsai of all sizes, plus rare and beautiful suiseki, or Japanese viewing stones.

A Japanese garden will be built especially for the exhibit, in a shaded corner of the courtyard.

Last year’s garden drew many favorable comments, as did the bonsai themselves.

Demonstrations will be offered both days as well, and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Narrated tours of the exhibit will also be provided on both days.This year’s event will include a silent auction of donated bonsai trees, bonsai supplies and other items.

Of special interest to island bonsai practitioners will be the opportunity to acquire excellent grape pre-bonsai, some with bleached deadwood highlights.

For more information, call the Kaua‘i Museum, 245-6931, or Kauai Bonyu Kai members Sylvia Fujii at 246-9017, or Sam Lee at 742-6898.

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