KAZARI Bonsai Display Competition 2013
4th national competition on the art of displaying bonsai in a tokonoma alcove
Supported by: The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation
On April 27, the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture will organize the fourth KAZARI: Bonsai Display Competition. The competition focuses on creating a harmonious display of hanging scroll, bonsai tree, and an adjacent plant or stone to display in a tokonoma alcove. KAZARI is a judged competition and the prize money is $2,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place.
The museum gallery will be divided in equal spaces, each space approximately the size of an average tokonoma. The competitors have freedom in the arrangement of the display. There are no fixed rules for the use of hanging scrolls and subsidiary ornaments like naturally-formed stones or potted plants. The traditional Japanese triangle of the bonsai representing Man, the scroll being Heaven, and the subsidiary ornament standing for Earth, is just one way of creating an appealing display.
During KAZARI the Center also offers a full day of special programs like tours of the Clark's private Japanese garden, tea demonstrations in the new studio, and a bonsai and antique fair. Download the RSVP form here to reserve your spot today as attendance to the special programs is limited.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.