This was another good year for viewing Shohin and Mame bonsai at the Swindon Winter Image show 2017, with some fabulous miniature examples of tree species maintained in the smallest forms in the cutest ways possible. Congratulations to everyone who had a Shohin or Mame in the show and also check out some of the… Read more »
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This was an excellent collective set of displays of Mame, one of the largest seen in the UK to date, and wonderful to see such extraordinary extra-miniature trees on an impressive tiny scale.
Shohin and Mame were represented well at this years Swindon Winter Image Show and not just as displays but as companion trees to larger trees and as part of club displays too. Here are a selection of the tiny trees that caught my attention at the show.
Mame is a term used to describe very small bonsai usually less than 10 centimetres or 4 inches in height and generally smaller than shohin. They are very cute due to the smallness of size but do require extra care given the size of pot to avoid drying out.
Even though there were only a few Mame on display and given their small size, they stood out and made an impression particularly the mame display itself on the Eastbourne and Wealdon Bonsai Club display. Here are a few images of the Mame bonsai that were on display.
One great place to buy Shohin and Mame bonsai trees is that of the Hoka-en Bonsai Studio (Lodder Bonsai BV) in Holland and you do can now even buy them online too through their new web shop.
This was an evening’s insight into everything that is great about bonsai yet packed into a scale that is miniature in a world of what is commonly referred to as Mame and Shohin.
About two years ago after working with Shohin for ten years I decided I needed a new challenge and decided to try my hand at Mame. I sold my Shohin collection, partly to finance a trip to Japan and also to fund my interest in Mame. After visiting various nurseries and The Green Club I… Read more »