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June 2009 Newsletter

     Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600

                            Issue: 06/09 June 2009

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


June Meetings

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 7:00PM to 9:30PM. 

Tuesday, June 9th -        Joint Meeting of Both Classes
Lecture 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Relationship between trees and rocks
                                         Workshop 8:10 – 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: James A. Merrill and Lois H. Naye


Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, July 14th -       Joint Meeting of Both Classes
Basic Lecture 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Yoseue & ikadabuki (rafting) styles
                                         Intermediate Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Making jin or shari using junipers
                                         Workshop 8:10 – 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Byron Nobriega and Sylvia Roemer


Bonsai Pot Field Trip - Kathy Souther found an interesting source for bonsai pottery, Royala Pacific Arts & Crafts.  They have some nice pots at quite reasonable prices; check out their website at  If there is enough interest, we will organize a group visit to their location in Hayward.  Let Kathy or I know if you are interested in a field trip during the next month or two.

Bonsai Pot Field Trip - Byron Nobriga has recommended "Ruben's Plant Sale", an annual event which has it's second day on Saturday, June 6th. See the details below in the "Events Elsewhere" section

Events Elsewhere

Saturday June 6,    Danville, California
Ruben’s Annual Plant Sale. Satsuki azaleas, San Jose & Shimpaku junipers, Black Pines, Trident & Japenese Maples, Shohin starters & finished Liquid Ambers, Seiju Elms, & Princess Persimmons. (All of above available in trained form in bonsai pots or as stock, plants in various size containers). Also pots, stands, & stones. 305 El Pintado Heights Dr. (between Victorian & Hillmont) Danville, Ca. 925-837-7804. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Sunday June 7    Seaside, California
Monterey Bonsai Club 44th Annual Exhibition
at the Monterey Buddhist Temple in Seaside at 1150 Noche Buena. Show hours are 11AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1:30PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Sales area will include bonsai, pots and plants. For more information, email

Saturday & Sunday June 13-14    Oakland, California
California Suiseki Society 14th annual suiseki show will be taking place on June 13th - 14th, 10am - 5pm. Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland (Lake Merritt area). For further information contact Felix G. Rivera, 510 527-6255.

Saturday & Sunday June 13-14    San Jose, California
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 39th Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, 640 North 5th Street. Hours: Saturday, 12PM-4PM, and Sunday 11AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1PM on both days by “Mr. California Juniper”, Harry Hirao. Plant and vendor sales both days. Free admission. Donations welcome. For more information, call Ken Azuma, 408-730-4506.

Saturday & Sunday June 13-14    Reno, Nevada
Yukiyama Bonsai Kai: Annual Bonsai show will be held at Moana Lane Nursery, corner of Lakeside Dr. and Moana Lane. Hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-3PM with demonstrations at 1PM both days. Demonstration trees will be raffled. Admission is free.. For directions and updates please visit our website at

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Steve Huskins – President                  Byron Nobriga - First Vice President
Secretary - Open                               Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Lois Naye - Club Historian                 Helen Salmon - Newsletter Editor & Webmaster
Eddie Ballesteros - Publicity