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

Liliana Marcello Tello Ortiz – July 19th 7PM @ GVJCI

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE July is bringing us very high temperatures; most parts of the Los Angeles basin are looking at triple digit temperatures. Shade cloth would be nice, preparing for these summer temperatures has been a common responsibility for many of the bonsai...

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CESAR ORDONEZ – JUNE 21st 2024, GVJCI @ 7pm

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE It's June and what to do next? That’s a good question. It's the midpoint of the year and so much still needs to get finished. The maples need thinning and cutting back, and most all other deciduous trees have the same problems. There are some great...

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KAYA MOONEY – MAY 17th 2024, GVJCI @ 7pm

NEXT MEETING This month our demonstrator is CBS Visiting Artist, Kaya Mooney. Kaya is a 27-year-old American with a deep-rooted passion for the art of bonsai, has dedicated the last five years of his life to studying this ancient practice. This journey began when he...

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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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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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