Upcoming Event

Bonsai, Pottery & Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibit 

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee includes General admission


Sponsored by
Scottsdale Bonsai Society, Phoenix Bonsai Society and Nakama Bonsai Kai

Pottery Artists:
Stephen Bunyard, Halldor Hjalmarson, Ping Wei, Tomoko Shoji

and Mike Prepsky

AZ Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibit: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. 



The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix invites residents to its forth Annual Bonsai Exhibit sponsored by Scottsdale Bonsai Society, Phoenix Bonsai Society and Nakama Bonsai Kai.

There will be a "Bonsai Raffle" and we will be raffling off beautiful Bonsai!


Raffle tickets will be on sale for $20 each and there are only 30 raffle tickets available for each Bonsai. Get yours before they all go!

As part of winning your very own Bonsai we will include educational support on how to care for your Bonsai straight from an expert.


Drawing will be during our Holiday Jazz & Wine event on December 16.


The word “Bonsai” is a Japanese term, which translated as “planted in a container.”

This art form is derived from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, part of which was then redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. It has been around for well over a thousand years.


This year we will be joining our Bonsai exhibit with another piece of Japanese artistry, pottery and Ikenobo (traditional flower arrangement) display.


Not only will beautiful and authentic Arts be displayed by enthusiasts and talented artists, visitors will also learn about the philosophy of Bonsai, Pottery and Ikenobo Ikebana and their cultural background, history, making process, how to create, and much more.


Enjoy beautiful Bonsai and Raku arts that embellish the serenity of the strolling Japanese garden in the middle of downtown Phoenix.

  • Bonsai Hands-on presentation: 10:00 a.m. 

  • PotteryDemonstration: 11:00- noon by Steve Bunyard

  • Bonsai Demonstration: 1:00 – 2:00pm  by Ardie Apolostolos

This is a unique opportunity to see the process of beautiful creation.



General Garden Admission

$7.00 adults

$6:00 military and seniors

$5.00 students with ID


Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix

1125 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix Arizona 85003


602.274.8700 / info@jfgphx.org

Supported by

Bonsai displays

Phoenix Bonsai Society: www.phoenixbonsai.com

Scottsdale Bonsai Society: http://scottsdalebonsai.weebly.com

Nakama Kai: http://scottsdalebonsai.weebly.com

Pottery Artists

Steven Bunyard www.stephenbunyardartist.com/index.html

Halldor Hjalmarson www.claybeware.com/Intro.html

Ping Wei www.ikebanaartstudio.com/ceramic_containers

Mike Prepsky https://savvycollector.com/artists/915-michael-prepsky

Tomoko Shoji http://moyurugama.com/

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Ping Wei

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