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
National Suiseki Society of the Philippines / NSSP