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