Ireland Japan Association – Earthquake Appeal


We have all seen the images and felt the pain. As lovers of Japanese Gardens and one of the original homes of Bonsai, we are asking for your help in 'Helping Japan'. The Ireland Japan Association has set up a special fund for those anxious to contribute in a practical way to help those made homeless. The fund is called the "Ireland Japan Association - Earthquake Appeal". Bank Continue Reading

Keisho Ohno & Samurai Spirit

Samurai Spirit

As part of their European Tour, Keisho Ohno and Samurai Spirit make their first Irish debut at the magnificent Royal Hibernian Academy. The Ireland Japan Association are delighted to invite its members and friends to come and experience an evening of traditional Japanese music with a unique contemporary twist! Continue Reading

Free Bonsai Classifieds

A new Free Bonsai Classified Ads web site was launched at the weekend. Bonsai Bazaar will give you the opportunity to create your own Bazaar for selling or exchanging anything Bonsai. Packed with great features you will be able to setup and manage your own 'Bazaar'. Sell those unwanted Pots and acessories. Want to swap a tree for a Yamadori? Anything related to Bonsai is Continue Reading

Waynes Bonsai


In the April ezine I ran two competitions. One was for Bonsai tips for beginners and the second, I asked collectors to send me a short description of their love affair with their favourite tree. The best entry for the favourite tree was from Wayne Cosgrove from Co.Wexford, Ireland. My best and most loved bonsai is my CRYPTOMERIA japonica or temple cedar. This tree was a 6ft Continue Reading

Bonsai Comments Competition

Every month we will be giving away some great prizes for subscribers to our eZine and readers of the web site. Monthly Subscribers Competition. In the April we are giving away for our eZine subscribers the following: 5 copies of ‘Bonsai 101′ by Harry Tomlinson 2 copies of ‘Practical Bonsai’ by Ken Norman 1 copy of the ‘Bonsai School’ by Craig  Cousins 2 copies of the Continue Reading

April Bonsai Update


The April newsletter was just sent to all subscribers, aptly named 'April showers, no snow please' after the the snow showers we had over the past few days. It should disappear by morn! In this months newsletter we are offering two competitions, one for members offering a selection of Bonsai books and meditation CD's from Damascus Acoustic Meditations. For non-members we have a Continue Reading