Akio Kondo is Boon’s senior colleague. They both came out of the very famous bonsai garden, Kihachi-En in Japan. Kondo is a busy and succesful bonsai master in Japan. Among his awards is the very prestigious Nippon Bonsai Koku-Fu Award.
This year he will attend our Bay Island Bonsai Exhibit this weekend (15th – 16th of January) in Pleasanton, California. At that time, he will choose one tree from the exhibit and give it the “Akio Kondo Bonsai Award.”
Along with the award, the winner will also receive a $ 300.00 bonsai pot carried back from Japan. Which tree will it be? Come and see.