#1. Selfie
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Hello my tomodachi (friends), it has been some time! As you may remember, my name is Aaron Hughes and this past year I had the very special privilege of being a part of the team that cares for the collections at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the National Arboretum (that’s me to the [...]

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After middle school students in Tacoma, Washington, were heartbroken to find their bonsai collection vandalized, bonsai enthusiasts across the country stepped in to help them fund their club’s future. A note from Barry Figard, Baltimore Bonsai Club President: I received several emails from members who saw the news about the vandals destroying the Bonsai trees [...]

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Well, summer is here, and the trees are feeling it. Michael and I have been busy putting up shade cloths to keep the trees cooler in the direct sun. The shade cloths reduce sun exposure by about 30 percent, keeping the trees much cooler, which is very important to trees this old. Watering becomes a [...]

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The week leading up to our Azalea show was very busy. Michael James, a few volunteers and I worked all week to get the trees prepped and on display. I have been learning a great deal about properly displaying bonsai–in this case, Azaleas at peak bloom. When displaying bonsai, the artist must take many factors [...]

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Hoichi Kurisu
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Hoichi Kurisu has a very compelling reason to be drawn to nature: it saved his life. Kurisu was living in Hiroshima, Japan, when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. Luckily, a mountain separated his family’s home from the bombing site. “That mountain saved our lives,” he says. He was six years old at the [...]

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