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5th World Bonsai Convention — May 28-31, 2005

Washington, D.C.
Yamaki Pine

The 5th World Bonsai Convention will be held May 28-31, 2005 in the beautiful and inspiring capital city of Washington, D.C. This is only the second time in the event's 20+ year history that the convention will be held in the United States.

The World Bonsai Convention will offer the rare opportunity to see many of the foremost bonsai and penjing masters in the world demonstrate their expert techniques. In addition to workshops conducted by outstanding practitioners, lectures will be given by the world's most prominent scholars on bonsai, viewing stones, and pots.

Exhibits of outstanding bonsai and penjing specimens, viewing stones, and pots will be on display throughout the convention. As well, numerous vendors will display and sell bonsai-related items.

In conjunction with the convention, the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington will showcase both it's permanent bonsai display as well as multiple exhibits including I.C. Su's magnificent antique bonsai pot collection. A dinner and tours of the Arboretum's National Bonsai and Penjing Museum are scheduled for Sunday, May 29th.

The Convention is the fifth world convention under the auspices of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation. The Federation, founded in 1989 by former Nippon Bonsai Association Chairman Saburo Kato, John Y. Naka, and visionary bonsai artists, was created to help promote world peace and friendship through bonsai and its allied arts.

The event will be hosted by the North American Bonsai Federation and sponsored by the American Bonsai Society, Bonsai Clubs International, National Bonsai Foundation, Potomac Bonsai Association and the U.S. National Arboretum.

World Bonsai Convention Schedule
Saturday, May 28

7:00 a.m.

Registration opens

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Tribute to bonsai visionaries John Naka and Saburo Kato

12:00 noon

Vendors open, Bonsai, Viewing Stone, and Pots exhibits open

2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Workshops and Lectures

7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception


Sunday, May 29

7:00 a.m.

Registration opens

8:00 a.m.

Vendors open, Bonsai, Viewing Stone, and Pots exhibits open

8:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Workshops and Lectures

6:00 p.m.

Dinner at the US National Arboretum
Tour of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
View 2004 WBFF World Bonsai Contest photos


Monday, May 30

7:00 a.m.

Registration opens

8:00 a.m.

Vendors open, Bonsai, Viewing Stone, and Pots exhibits open

8:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops and Lectures

7:00 p.m.

5th World Bonsai Convention Banquet, New Talent Contest winner announced


Tuesday, May 31

7:00 a.m.

Registration opens

8:00 a.m.

Vendors open, Bonsai, Viewing Stone, and Pots exhibits open

8:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops and Lectures

7:00 p.m.

Farewell Reception

Featured Artists (Download RTF Document)

Bonsai Questions (Download RTF Document)

Philosophy of Bonsai (Download RTF Document)

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