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The Dai Ichi Gazette  |  Volume 34, Issue 06  | June 2019 


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE April showers are a great thing for our bonsai! Spring is here and all the bonsai are pushing new growth, it’s time to continue your repotting routines. Most places in the county are just coming out of winter with mild temperatures and an increase...

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Mitch Matsey – March 15th 7PM @ GVJCI

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE This month brings a bit of a slow period for the club, we have various workshops and teaching sessions, but nothing too extensive for our club.   The first event will be a beginner’s repotting workshop on Saturday March 16th.   The second workshop...

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Michael Ryan Bell – February 16th 7PM @ GVJCI

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE This month is a pretty interesting time in southern California, I’ve watered maybe 2 times in the past month.   The atmospheric river has brought many inches of rain all over the state of California.  I’ve tried to keep up with the repotting season...

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Julian Tsai – Jan 19th 7PM @ GVJCI

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Another year of bonsai is over and a new and exciting dragon bonsai year is here.  This should be an exciting time for bonsai, we have some young and talented bonsai professionals planned for our club demonstrations.   Starting the year off we have...

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Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai (“Number One” Bonsai Club) was established in January, 1986 and takes great pride in its family-oriented character. Our club is dedicated to promoting the art of bonsai. The club meets on the third Friday of each month (except May and December) at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI), 1964 W 162nd St, Gardena 90247 (West of Western Blvd.) at 7:00 pm. Each meeting features a bonsai demonstration, benefit drawing and is free and open to the public. Our annual bonsai show and sale is held on the first weekend in May, where members and invited artists are encouraged to show off their best trees.

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