On August 29, we gathered at Branch Out: Reflection to honor WWII-era bonsai artists whose inspiring stories and living legacies are memorialized in our World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience exhibition.

Between now and October 7, we invite you to help us raise $75,000. When you contribute, you will become part of bonsai history and your gift will be matched up to $30,000. 

 

Do you remember when thieves stole and then mysterious returned a Japanese Black Pine bonsai from our public display in Feb 2020? Japanese American Juzaburo Furuzawa grew the pine from seed in a tin can and nurtured it into a seedling between 1942 and 1945 while he was held against his will in a WWII-era incarceration camp. After reading news reports of the theft and return, the Furuzawa family decided to visit the bonsai in person. See and hear their reactions as they view the bonsai for the first time in this video.

Will you join in supporting our work to find and share the untold stories of bonsai history before they fade and are forgotten? Join us in honoring the resilience of these incredible artists and their trees.

NEWS & EVENTS

World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience

See this groundbreaking exhibition before it goes away later this year. Learn more…

World War Bonsai Exhibition Catalog

A 60 page, full-color, pocket-sized encapsulation of our groundbreaking exhibition. Learn more…

World War Bonsai Field Trips

New social studies curriculum for pre-K through 12th grade, available to all. Learn more…

In-Person and Virtual Group Tours available

In-person group tours will resume July 1, or take a virtual group tour of the Museum. Learn more and reserve a time…

Botanical print masks

We partnered with RAI (Refugee Artisan Initiative) to offer 5, botanical print masks. Available in our online shop.

A Gallery of Trees Book

Our first-ever book about our collection, A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum. Learn more and purchase a copy…

Reading Room Now Open

In appreciation of our community, for the first time ever, we are opening our reading room to members-only. Learn more…

BEFRIEND-A-BONSAI

When you Befriend-a-bonsai, you will provide vital support to the collection. And we will honor your new friendship with special thank you gifts. You can read all the details here.

MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 20, spend your MLK-Day morning being active, outside, with (new) friends from your community helping maintain a healthy, beautiful forest… Learn more…

Book a group tour

Guided tours to groups of 10 or more are available Tuesday through Friday. Learn more…

Virtual Repotting Q&A

PBM Members are invited to listen, watch and ask your repotting questions. Learn more…

TAICHI & Bonsai

New! Practice taichi among the bonsai and take your zen to the next level, Thursday, July 18. Learn more and sign up!

中文語音導覽

Pacific Bonsai Museum is excited to offer audio tours in Chinese (Mandarin). 

您可以在手機上傾聽.

Become A Docent

Tell the stories of the bonsai and enrich visitor experiences. Applications accepted through Jan 24, 2019. Learn more.

Tuning Into Nature

Read ‘Tuning Into Nature‘ featuring LAB artist Ron Lang by Katherine Wimble Fox. Originally published in January 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 36-39. https://ceramicartsnetwork.org. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.

Sunday Tours

Free, guided tours of the exhibit are offered every Sunday at 1pm. No reservations required.

Digital Archives available

See archival photos and discover how these works of living sculpture have changed over the time.

Branch Out

Join us for an extraordinary evening to support Pacific Bonsai Museum, September 15. Learn more and register.

We are an anti-racist organization

We believe racial equity is a human right. We support the work of Black Lives Matter and the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) movement. Read full statement.

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THE COLLECTION

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Sadao Yukimaru

shop

From the SHOP

Hinoki Cypress Pin

Winner of our March Bonsai Pin Smackdown, the Hinoki Cypress, is now available to purchase in our online shop for $9.95.