Paul Goff Demonstration

The National Bonsai Society was pleased to welcome one of its former members, Paul Goff, to its April, 2007 monthly meeting.

Paul gave a talk and demonstration along with a PowerPoint presentation on the Tokonoma, the traditional Japanese way of displaying bonsai, suiseki and scrolls. Paul’s expertise on this subject is without question, as his photographs in many bonsai magazines and the books he has written will testify.

He explained that a Tokonoma should tell a story relating to each season of the year. He also outlined the alternative use of European and British, as opposed to Japanese, elements in the display.

Interesting and informative, the evening was enjoyed by all and the Society hopes Paul, along with Viv who provided the display of scrolls, will be able to return in the future to share more of his expertise.

(Click on the photographs to open a larger view in a new window).

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As part of the evening, Paul judged the April Tree Of The Month Competition, selecting as the winner Ray Smith's Crab Apple.

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