SJBBC Workshop
(Tuesday, January 22 7:30 PM)

At theJanuary workshop, we will be conducting grafting workshop to learn and practicegrafting using Japanese black pines. Seiji Shiba will provide scions (Nishiki and yatsubusa varieties).  Bring appropriate black pine stocks.  If not, you can purchase your stocks at theworkshop.  Grafting is very useful inbonsai with plant genus in which it is difficult to force a budding on thetrunk or inner branch structure.

TOBAN:Cupertino members

2002 New Year Party

It’s timeto celebrate the New Year at the San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club’s annual New YearParty.  The party will be on February 8(Friday) at China Stix Restaurant, 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.   Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and cost is $16per person.  Everyone is invited.  Hope you can come.  We always have a good time -- delicious food, singing, doorprizes, and fellowship with club members. Chairperson for your district will be calling you by January 22 to getattendance head count.  For some reason,if you missed the call, please contact JohnKitagawa and let him know that you are coming.

Big Meeting
(Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 PM)

The nextBoard Meeting will be our big meeting of the Food Committee and also forplanning for the April Bonsai Show.  Allmembers are encouraged to attend our board meeting at the Social Room, San JoseBetsuin and help out in the planning. We need assistance and cooperation from as many members as possible toplan for a good bonsai show.

Our 32nd Annual Spring Bonsai Exhibition schedule:

April 5 (Friday)          Setup (rooms, display area, and bonsaidisplay)

April 6 (Saturday)     Show from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

April 7 (Sunday)        Show: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followedby clean up.

Dues Are Due

2002 dues for San JoseBetsuin Bonsai Club are due now.  It is$20 for single or $25 for a couple.  Please send a check made out to “San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club” to Mrs.Ruth Ishizaki at 2018 Yorkshire Way,Mountain View, CA 94040.  You canalso pay your dues at the next workshop (1/22) or at the New Year Party (2/8).


Mr. Kanehiro Hamajimajoined our bonsai club in November.  Hewill be in the Los Gatos district group.

Bonsai Soil Mix

Bonsai soil mix prepared with our club’s specialrecipe is available for club members. If you are interested please contact John Kitagawa.







12-13   Bay Island Bonsai 3rd Annual Show "AnExhibit of Fine Bonsai" at Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd,Hayward.  Hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. bothdays.  $3.00 admission and free parking.  Auction on Saturday at 1 p.m.


22        SJBBC Workshop.  Multi-Purpose room at 7:30 p.m.  Toban: Cupertino.


19-20   Bay Area Bonsai Associates 21st AnnualBonsai show at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland.  Hours: Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Reception at 6 p.m. and demonstration at 7p.m. by Kathy Shaner.  Sunday 10 a.m. -4 p.m.  Continuous demonstrations allday by members.  Exhibit, plant salesand benefit drawings.




1-3       California Shohin Society Seminar atthe Ramada Inn in Santa Nella. Contact Susan Charles, 2527 Forbes Ave, SantaClara, CA 95050 for Registration.


8          SJBBC New Year Party at China StixRestaurant, 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, at 5:30 p.m.  Contact your district chairperson if youplan to attend.  Cost: $16.00.


12        SJBBC Board Meeting.  Multi-Purpose room at 7:30 p.m.  This Board Meeting is the first meeting ofthe Food Committee and also forplanning the April Bonsai Show.

            All members are encouraged to attend the board meeting to help out in theplanning.


24        GSBC-North Mammoth Bazaar XI at theLakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland.  Hours 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Demonstrations by Mike Page, Ruben Guzman and Lindsay Shiba.  Kathy Shaner will have critiques.  Benefit drawings, consignment sales, and alarge vendor area.  Ticket is requiredfor Kathy Shaner’s critiques.


26        SJBBC Workshop.  Multi-Purpose room at 7:30 p.m.  Toban: Santa Clara.


MARCH 2002


2-3       GSBF Spring Board Meeting at RamadaInn, 13070 S. Hwy 33 at I-5, Santa Nella. All board members and committeechairs are expected to attend.  Anyinterested members of GSBF member club s are welcome.


APRIL 2002


6-7       San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club 32ndAnnual Spring Exhibition at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. FifthStreet, San Jose.  Hours: Saturday 12Noon - 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Demonstration at 2 p.m. both days by "Mr. California Juniper",Harry Hirao from Huntington Beach, CA. Door prizes.  Plants, pots,tools, soil, and accessories sales.