International bonsai, tea and suiseki 4-day festival Bonsai Slovakia belongs with its manifoldness and scale to very singular events organised in Slovakia, linking extensive bonsai exhibition and non-stop cultural program. 40.000 visitors crossed gates of 19th year of Bonsai Slovakia this year.
A special mention must be given to the young Japanese bonsai master Takuya Suzuki and energetic tsugaru shamisen player Keisho Ohno. Audience also had a chance to compare 15 types of traditional matcha, followed by the performance of bartenders who turned matcha into high class cocktails. What a combination of art and modernity, traditions and youth.
As Bonsai Slovakia belongs to the biggest bonsai exhibitions in Europe, it strives to remain a platform bringing cultures together, create friendships and deliver that much needed harmony into people’s lives. Also thanks to Japan, its tea and bonsai.
Written by Barborka Ondejcikova
16-17 Apr. 2016
Takuya Suzuki, Nao Higano, Keisho Ohno
Other participated artists:
Paolo Nastasi (Italy), Giacinto Andrioli,(Italy), Gyorgy Rácz, (Hungary), Dušan Holík, (Slovakia), Gabriela Hesková, (Slovakia), Zuzka Dobšovičová, (Slovakia), Jiri Altior, (Czech Rep.), Genkikan Budo, (Slovakia), Koisushi, Tatami, (Slovakia), Natalia Hadziivanova, (Russia), Alenka Ondejčikova, Vladimir Ondejčík, Barborka Ondejčíková, (Slovakia), Tea House of Good People, (Slovak)
Date Program title Name of artist/company 16 Apr. 2016 INTERNATIONAL BONSAI SHOW Takuya Suzuki, Japan, Paolo Nastasi, Italy, Giacinto Andrioli, Italy Shamisen player Keisho Ohno, Japan Sushi Show Tatami - Koi Sushi, Slovakia Matcha Show Alenka and Vladimir Ondjejcik How to do Matcha Workshop Teahouse of Good People, Nitra Show of Martial Arts: Aikido, Iaido Genkikan Dojo, Slovakia Childen make tea for Takuya Suzuki Zuzka Dobšovičová, Slovakia, Jiri Altior, Czech Republic Japanese Calligraphy and Painting: exhibition, workshop and demonstration Natalia Hadziivanova, Russia Haiku Demonstration Nao Higano, Japan School of Japan Gabriela Heskova, Slovakia Origami Students of Gabriela Heskova, Slovakia Galaevening Bonsai Slovakia Japanese tea degustaion Teahouse of good people Experiential tea and Matcha chocolate drinking Teahouse of good people Photo-presentation of pictures from tea gardens, temples and teahouses of Japan Bonsai Slovakia Art Body painting Veronika Ďurišová, Slovakia Slovak and Japanese music Nao Higano, Dušan Holík, Slovakia 17 Apr. 2017 Bonsai workshop Takuya Suzuki, Japan