It is the end of one year and the start of another. For many years this involved getting incredibly drunk. Now it involves very little as it is the only time of year to get some rest from bonsai...although there is lots of computer nonsense to work on.
For the new year there will be more of the same with Noelanders soon followed by Kokufu and then repotting season. In the middle of this however will be a massive event in the US. The owner of the Kennett Collection is having a huge sale, with the intention of reducing his collection down to a more manageable size. For more information, prices etc, visit the website www.thekennettcollection.com. It is a one time only chance at purchasing trees at cheaper the US at lower than Japan prices.
I will be at the sale helping out and will be on hand to give any advice. If you live in the US, then it is well worth a look.
In less interesting news, I have been in the media, the interviews i gave in November have come out. I was interviewed for a newspaper...
In which International Bonsai Mirai sits comfortably next to Shunkaen Bonsai Museum. The other was a magazine called "Kangaeru hito"
Or "Thinking People". Plain living and high thinking....clearly a magazine with low standards.
I even shaved for the occasion...the Saruyama brand gets pride of place here...even making an appearance in the interview below which is entitled "Objective is artless art". Or in my case artless sideburns.
A translation may follow at some point.
Looking forward to the new year? It is coming soon. All the best and expect nothing but the same from here :)