World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience
Opening day: May 8, 2020.
Pacific Bonsai Museum’s special exhibition for 2020, World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience, traces the cultural practice of bonsai in location and time—in Japan and in the United States, from the pre-war WWII period, through wartime, amid incarceration, and at peace. With bonsai, artifacts, documents, and photographs, the exhibition shares the little-known stories of the people who ingeniously and courageously cared for bonsai, shared their art, and spurred a flourishing global practice despite overwhelming hardships. Exhibition runs May 9 through Oct 11, 2020.