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Chi Lin Nunnery – A Must-go for All Bonsai Lovers in Hong Kong

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
Chi Lin Nunnery – A Must-go for All Bonsai Lovers in Hong Kong

Every once a while, I receive emails from bonsai lovers or family / friends of some bonsai lovers asking me for suggestions of sightseeing location in Hong Kong. Of course, they are not expecting answers like Ocean Park or Times Square, but somewhere with trees and bonsai pots and accessories that can make bonsai lovers all happy and excited.



Antique Chinese Pottery and Figurines in Qu Yi Garden

Mar 15th, 2011 | By
Antique Chinese Pottery and Figurines in Qu Yi Garden

Besides all the 1000+ beautiful bonsai, suiseki stones and figurines, there also is a very long gallery filled with ancient bonsai pots in Mr. Wu Cheng-Fa’s amazing bonsai gallery in Shenzhen – Qu Yi Garden (趣怡园).



Suiseki Stones & Figurines in Qu Yi Garden

Mar 8th, 2011 | By
Suiseki Stones & Figurines in Qu Yi Garden

As said in the post – Visiting Qu Yi Garden – A Big Big Penjing Gallery, the bonsai gallery of Mr. Wu Cheng-Fa (Chairman of Hong Kong Penjing and Artstone Society) does not only have thousands of penjing, but also a huge gallery of antique bonsai pots and a show room of figurines and suiseki stones.



Visiting Qu Yi Garden – A Big Big Penjing Gallery!

Mar 1st, 2011 | By
Visiting Qu Yi Garden – A Big Big Penjing Gallery!

Last Friday, with many fellow members of our bonsai club (Institute of Lingnan Penjing, Hong Kong), we visited Mr. Wu Cheng-Fa’s amazing bonsai gallery in Shenzhen – Qu Yi Garden (趣怡园 aka Tracy Penjing Gallery). Mr. Wu Cheng-Fa is the Chairman of Hong Kong Penjing and Artstone Society, as well as WBFF international consultant. Obviously he is one bonsai enthusiast. But moreover,



Shiwan Figurine Faces

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By
Shiwan Figurine Faces

Shiwan figurines are known for their colorful and lively facial expressions. Here I would like to share with you some photos of the faces of these beautiful ceramic figurines. For more photos, please visit the album of Shiwan Figurine Faces in Happy Bonsai Gallery. All photos are taken during my last trip to Shiwan, Foshan.



Suiseki Exhibition in 2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition

Feb 15th, 2011 | By
Suiseki Exhibition in 2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition

In 2010 Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition, aside from the fascinating bonsai, there was also a suiseki exhibition, showing some amazingly beautiful rocks. I am sorry for the delay, but I am sure many of you would like to check out photos of the rocks in the suiseki exhibition nevertheless.



Foshan Nanfeng Kiln & Shiwan Chinese Figurines

Feb 8th, 2011 | By
Foshan Nanfeng Kiln & Shiwan Chinese Figurines

Shiwan has been known for its beautiful earthenware figurines for hundreds of years. Indeed, the term “Shiwan figurine” is widely used to refer to all sculptures made in Shiwan. While many fans of Shiwan figurines are bonsai lovers who enjoy decorating their bonsai trees with Chinese figurines, others simply love collecting these



2011 Bonsai Show List

Jan 25th, 2011 | By
2011 Bonsai Show List

It is the beginning of another year, and I have made a list of bonsai shows that will be held in 2011 (excluding bonsai shows in Japan) so for all bonsai lovers to mark their calendars and plan ahead. While this is a long list with most of the major bonsai shows listed, it is not fully comprehensive. To complete the list, I would need your help.



1st Institute of Lingnan Penjing Competition

Jan 13th, 2011 | By
1st Institute of Lingnan Penjing Competition

As a step to promote penjing (bonsai in Chinese) to the public and add some spice and fun for our club members, Institute of Lingnan Penjing, Hong Kong (香港嶺南盆景藝術學會) held its 1st internal competition on December 12, 2010 at its workshop in Yuen Long. Every penjing club member was requested to participate in the competition.



Beautiful Trees in Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition (Part 1)

Dec 6th, 2010 | By
Beautiful Trees in Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition (Part 1)

The Guangzhou International Bonsai Invitation Exhibition in November was the largest bonsai show in Guangzhou ever. In this bonsai show, 800 penjing were displayed (for a reference of the size – the greatest bonsai exhibition in Japan, Kokufu-ten, will display around 250 bonsai in its coming 2011 exhibition). This bonsai show in Guangzhou had successfully demonstrated the charm of penjing, particularly Lingnan penjing …