Bonsai: Another Special Gift of Trees from Japan

In 1976, Japan presented 53 bonsai trees to the United States as a Bicentennial gift. The trees led to the founding of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum, which was later augmented by bonsai from China, North America and elsewhere. Three authors discussed how the national collection of bonsai inspired their books.

Speaker Biography: Ann McClellan is author of “Bonsai and Penjing, Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty,” which provides a comprehensive overview of the national bonsai collection.

Speaker Biography: Stephen Voss is the author of “In Training,” which features insightful photography related to bonsai.

Speaker Biography: In her children’s book, “The Peace Trees from Hiroshima,” Sandra Moore tells the story of Yamaki Pine, a bonsai in training since 1625.

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