This idea comes out :
- I read one of the post about Bonsai vs Penjing http://artofbonsai.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2322
- About my 3rd. book "The Five Main Schools Of Chinese Penjing" to be published next year.
- To build an AoB Community on bonsai art and friendship.
The concept of the tour is a friendship tour combining penjing study in China with a tour to Yellow Mountain, as a "must" visit palce for all bonsai lovers.
The study will be held in Sunde, Guangzhou, where the 2005 BCI Convention took place. It is a huge complex of bonsai nurseries and suiseki. The have the training facility in this complex with hotel and restaurant. These is a luxury bungalow complex to rent ONLY to rich people who have bonsai to display in theie front garden.
I can arrange a teaching lesson by the penjing master especially on Lingnan style with their distinct concept and the clip-and-grow technique.
Let's say a three-days lesson or so...
Then we can go to the Yellow Mountain to see the real "bonsai" in nature. We can stay at the hotel on the top of the mountain, enjoy "cloud ocean", the sun rise and sunset.
Since this tour might be participated by poeples from different countries, we can set a meeting point in Guangzhou or HongKong. We can arrange the pick up and start the fun..
Sound great ?
My question are :
- When should we do it ?
- How many days ?
- Maximum participants ?
- Reasonable cost. This will be a non profit project except might be some fund for AoB ?
Any thought or suggestion ?