From South, we traveled all the way to the North to witnessed the First-ever Philippine Bonsai Workshop event at The Block, SM North Edsa last March 22, 2019. What is a Bonsai?
Bonsai is an Asian art form using cultivation techniques to produce small trees in containers that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees. Imagine an exhibit of more than 200 bonsai trees, suiseki viewing stones and ikebana creations, it will leave you speechless.
This is also the first time that these three Japanese art forms and culture will be featured in one big Philippine show. Thanks to the continuous efforts of SM Supermalls, in partnership with The Philippine Bonsai Society (PBSI) and major organizations such as the Natural Stone Society of the Philippines, and Ikebono Ikebana Society of Manila #67, nature lovers can experience yet another “green” malling experience.
For the series of lectures and workshops you may follow the following schedules:
- March 22, 2019 (Friday)
3:oo PM – 6:00 PM: Bonsai Demo by Master Kunio Kobayashi (Japan)
- March 23, 2019 (Saturday)
10:00 AM – 12: 00 NN: Suiseki / Viewing Stones Lecture by Dr. Thomas Elias (USA) and Hiromi Nakaoji (Japan)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Ikebana Lecture by Ikenobo Professor Dr. Romeo P. Balderrama, Jr. MD, FPBA, CMA
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Bonsai Demo by Master Wu Jian Zhang (Taiwan)
4:00 PM – 7: 00PM: Bonsai Demo Master Yen Zi-Jing (Taiwan)
- MARCH 24, SUNDAY
10:00 AM – 12:00 NN: Bonsai Demo by Pampanga Bonsai Association
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Bonsai Demo by PBSI Bulacan Chapter
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Bonsai Demo by Romy Dino
SM and PBSI continue to hold events in support of their shared advocacy for the environment. Just last month, a memorandum of agreement was signed by SM Supermalls and PBSI officers so that all PBSI shows and exhibits will be held exclusively in SM malls nationwide.
Entrance to this event is free, so go ahead and don’t miss out the chance to experience something new about the wonder of Bonsai, Ikebana and Suiseki from experts.
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