2008 Spring Ahead Festival – East Meets West


Above is a photo of the East meets West tokonoma

East meets West, the first annual Spring Ahead Festival at the Des Moines Botanical Center, was held February 7-10, 2008. The Iowa Bonsai Association provided tokonoma exhibits and some of the programs for this event. Reaction to the tokonoma was very positive, and included the comments:

almost spiritual,” “meditative.”