2010 Fall Bonsai Show


Megumi Bauer with water ladle preparing tea

Every fall the IBA membership struts its stuff and each time it is a very different show. A highlight of this show was the performance of a traditional Japanese matcha tea ceremony by members of the Japan America Society of Iowa. The program drew a large and attentive audience on Saturday afternoon. A special exhibit of Asian companion material included Omoto (Rhodea japonica), Samurai orchids (Neofinetia falcata), Sekkoku (Dendrobium moniliforme), Japanese cymbidiums, and dwarf variegated clivias. Kusamono, saikei, and suiseki were also exhibited.


Forsythia, long before opening time