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.
The event organised by the joint efforts of Philippine Bonsai Society (PBSI), Natural Stone Society of the Philippines (NSSP), and Ikenobo: Ikebana Society of Manila No.67 took place in SM North EDSA, one of the largest malls in the country.
Local and international guest speakers were acknowledged and had the opportunity to present their much-appreciated knowledge to eager the audience.
(In photos: Guests Dr. Thomas Elias, Prof. Amy Liang, Bonsai Master Kunio Kobayashi, Master Yen Zi Jing, and Master Wu. Dr. Hiromi Nakaoji, and notable figures from the local viewing stone scene such as Fely Gupit, Ben Cab, and Anthony V. Gedang were also present. )
25 stone enthusiasts, and 57 stone entries were presented for the display competition.
The days were lively to the guests, practitioners of the arts, and even the shoppers who were casually looking at the pieces on display.
Photo courtesy: Bobby Gopiao, Malou Gedang, Sonny Armamento, and Dr. Thomas Elias