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Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai


Event Location

1700 West 162nd St.
Room A
Gardena, CA 90247
Map of Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai, 1700 West 162nd St., Gardena

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai is a non-profit club based in beautiful Gardena, California. Founded in 1986, and a member of the Golden State Bonsai Federation, the club is dedicated to advancing the art of bonsai through monthly club meetings, demonstrations, and its annual show. Club membership consists of bonsai artists and enthusiasts from masters to novices young and old.

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai was founded in 1986 by Ms. Leila Kusumi and Mr. Jim Tatsukawa. The club membership includes bonsai artists and enthusiasts from master to novice, young to old, and actively participates in the California bonsai community.

Club Purpose
Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai is a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to elighten the public about the culture, training, and general information of bonsai. It provides its members with a socially harmonious atmosphere that promotes the growth and mutual understanding of bonsai.

Regular club meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center, Room A, 1700 West 162nd St., Gardena, California. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and usually feature guest demonstrators who work on a tree of their choice and share their knowledge with the members in attendance.

Special Events
Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai hosts its annual exhibit in May, club picnic in July, and Christmas gathering in December. Members, their families, and honored guests are invited to these events.

To Become a Member
Complete the information below and bring it to our regular club meeting, or mail it to Rick Wagner, 4319 W. 180th St., Torrance, CA 90504. Please make your check payable to Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai.

Annual Bonsai Show
The Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai Our 21st annual show will be open to the public (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday) and will feature a free hands-on beginners' workshop Saturday, May 5, at 10:30 AM for the first 15 newcomers to sign in on Saturday morning. A round robin demonstration of bonsai techniques will take place Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM. There will be a special bonsai demonstration on Sunday, May 6, at 1:00 PM. Benefit drawings will be held following the demonstrations each day. Bonsai vendors will be on site throughout the show and information about bonsai techniques, instructors, sources, and events will be available. Admission and parking are free. Club members should come to help with show setup that will start at 4:00 PM Friday, May 4.

Reception and pot luck dinner at 6:00 PM Saturday for club members and invited guests.

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday:  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Ken Nakaoka Community Center
Club board meetings are held the Thursday after the third Friday of every month at 7:30 PM 

Meetings - check web site



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