The 1st SMBC Bonsai Exhibit and Suiseki Competition was held last July 26-28 at SM Aura Premiere’s Atrium Level 3. The successful event was hosted by Southern Manila Bonsai Club
The three-day exhibit started with a ribbon-cutting then a quick lecture on the art of Suiseki appreciation by NSSP president Anthony Gedang. This was followed by awarding of the winners of the Suiseki Competition and the handing of certificates by Master Yen to the participants of his Bonsai master class.
The event was also grace by the beloved Bonsai and Suiseki enthusiast, Ms. Fely “Mama Bonsai” Gupit and PBSI president Mr. Bobby Gopiao
Sanib Pwersa: An Extraordinary Gathering of Cebu’s Finest Bonsai and Suiseki was held last July 5 to 7 at SM Seasisde City Cebu. The event was hosted by Philippine Bonsai Society Inc. and Natural Stone Society of the Philippines along with affiliates Cebu Bonsai Society and Cebu Suiseki Society.
The event allowed residents to witness the best that Cebu has to offer when it comes to Bonsai and Suiseki. Activities such as a Bonsai critique session, Bonsai workshop, and discussion on the basics of Suiseki further enhanced the knowledge and appreciation for both crafts.
The event was graced by PBSI president Bobby Gopiao and NSSP president Anthony Gedang.
Photo credits to PBSI and Mr. Bobby Gopiao
Dasmariñas, Cavite. The series of stone, bonsai, and ikebana events that bear the brand "Sanib Pwersa" continue in a mall in Southern Luzon.
Once again, The Philippine Bonsai Society, Inc. (PBSI), The Natural Stone Society of the Philippines (NSSP), and Ikenobo Ikebana Manila Chapter held an event that showcased local enthusiasts' prized works of art.
Anthony V. Gedang, NSSP's incumbent president, was able to conduct a lecture on displaying viewing stones. Audiences were also able to witness a practical application of said techniques.
Photo courtesy: Bobby Gopiao, Angelito Pangilinan, Malou Gedang
Quezon City, Philippines. A series of events highlighting the art of Bonsai, Ikebana, and Suiseki entitled "Sanib Pwersa" took place in a notable mall in Metro Manila from March 22-25, 2019.
Quezon City, Philippines. Several viewing stone enthusiasts from around the country gathered together for the first ever Suiseki Summit that took place.
Asahikawa. Hokkaido, Japan. The river is said to be the third longest in Japan. Within its vicinity lies an Ainu village, in which people refer to as “Kamuy-kotan” (Kamuy/Kamui - God, Kotan - Village). The area has, then, been sacred to the said culture and is said to be housed by nature spirits.
A portion of the 38th All Japan Aiseki National Exhibition and the Hokkaido Suiseki Federation Exhibition June 29--July 1, 2018
The Nippon Suiseki Association held its 5th Japan Suiseki Exhibition in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum
The Natural Stone Society of the Philippines (NSSP), along with Dr. Tom Elias and Dr. Hiromi Nakaoji took part in a stone hunting in Tanay, Rizal.
The 7th annual celebration of the Hane Festival took place in Tanay, Rizal.