"The Nations --
When Did Bonsai Come to the
Various Countries and Territories?"


PART II



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       According to our researches, the earliest known bonsai / magical miniature landscape
a) enthusiast in that country ;
b) club in that country ;
c) display of tree(s) in that country ; and
d) book specifically about published in that country are as follows :


(No guarantee is made of the longevity of any particular club.)



PART I
A - F
PART III
Q - Z



Germany, The Federal Republic of
37
<1968
1978
.
1979


Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. VII, No. 10, Dec-Jan 1968, pg. 13.
Bonsai Club Germany, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 5, Sep/Oct 2003, pg. 16.
.
Koide, Nobukichi and Saburō Katō and Fusazō Takeyama (Directors of the Japan Bonsai Association)  Bonsai: Freude an japan, Zwergbãumen; München: BLV-Verlagsgesellschaft.  Translation by Ulrike Thiede.

Grand Cayman,
British Overseas Territory
38
<1972
.
.
.
Brenda Quin, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XI, No. 2, Mar 1972, pg. 6.
.
.
.
Greece [The Hellenic Republic]
39
c.2002
<2007

2007

c.1998
"elenaspirou," per http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thebonsaiclub/message/338
Greek Bonsai Collectors' Club, per "At the Kifissia Flower Show," May 4, 2007, http://grhomeboy.wordpress.com/2007/05/04/at-the-kifissia-flower-show/.
53rd Kifissia Flower Show, per "At the Kifissia Flower Show," May 4, 2007, http://grhomeboy.wordpress.com/2007/05/04/at-the-kifissia-flower-show/.
Marenzio, Andrea  The Art of Bonsai, http://www.gardenbooks.gr/product.asp?catid=17.
Guatemala, The Republic of
40
<2004
.
.
.
per WBFF website, "Latin America Region," http://web.archive.org/web/20101026021849/http://bonsai-wbff.org/rlatinam.shtml
.
.
.
Guyana, The Co-operative Republic of
41
<2005
.
.
.
Marcel Ho Fong Choy, per "2005-2007 - Board of Directors," http://www.felab.com/board2.html
.
.
.
Honduras, The Republic of
42
<2012

.
2007
.
http://www.portalbonsai.com/categoria.asp?idcat=655108 ;
http://www.internationalbonsaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1316 .

organized by the Bonsai Club of New Acropolis in a commercial center of Tegucigalpa, http://anuario.nueva-acropolis.org.ar/2007/Wc3e2b4287b4ae.htm.
.
Hungary
43
.
<2003
1998

2000
.
Budapest Bonsai Association, per Bonsai Bonsai, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2003, pg. 10.
Hungarian National Bonsai Collection (Nemzeti Bonsai Gyujtemény), per "Gyorgy Rácz (Hungary)", http://www.bonsai-slovakia.sk/7racz.htm.
Nessmann, Jean-Daniel  A szép bonsai: gyakorlati tanácsok; Budapest: Delta.
Iceland
44
c.2008
.
<2005

.
netla, http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bonsai/msg040902075538.html?4.
.
Hellisgerdi Park, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik, per Bourie, Ric  "Hidden Creatures Make Home In Icelandic Town", http://web.archive.org/web/20051228035057/http://rense.com/general69/hidden.htm, 12-25-5.
.
India, The Republic of
45
1965
1972
.
1977;
1987

Mary P. Case, per Bonsai Journal, ABS, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1968, pp. 3-7.
The Indian Bonsai Society, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 37, No. 4, Jul/Aug 1998, pg. 39.
.
ENGLISH:  Parekh, Jyoti  Tropical Bonsai; Bombay: Vakils, Feffer & Simons, Ltd;
TAMIL: Krishnan, Sona  Tharaiai Thodatha Tharukkal (Trees which never touch the earth); Chennai.

Indonesia, The Republic of
46
<1973
1979

2003
1988
I.L. Goei, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XII, No. 4, May 1973, pg. 25.
Bonsai Society of Jakarta, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXIII, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1984, pg. 32; "Bonsai in Indonesia," http://web.archive.org/web/20160121050411/http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2003, pg. 5.
Sulistyo, Budi  Bonsai.
Iran, The Islamic Republic of
47
<1972
.
.
.
Mrs. J. Darabnia, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XI, No. 5, June 1972, pg. 21.
.
.
.
Ireland, The Republic of
48
2012
2013
2015
.
"two bonsai beginners from Cork," per https://munsterbonsaiclub.wordpress.com/
Munster Bonsai Club, per https://munsterbonsaiclub.wordpress.com/
"Bonsai Exhibition in the Phoenix Park," https://owenny1.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/bonsai-exhibition-in-the-phoenix-park
.
Israel, The State of
49
1970

1991
.
.
Haim Sheer [Shir] and Raphael [Refael] Shemi from South Africa, per Grünwald, Ofer  "'Altneuland' The story of bonsai in Israel, a kind of small revolution," Bonsai Focus, 147/124, 5/2013 Sept/Oct, pg. 18.
Israel Bonsai Club, per Grünwald
.
.
Italy [The Italian Republic]
50
1958
<1978
1979
1980

Guido Delg'Innocenti, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVIII, No. 9, Nov 1979, pg. 319.
Bonsai Club D'Italia, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 6, Jul/Aug 1978, pg. 182.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVIII, No. 9, Nov 1979, pg. 319.
Coltivare bonsai; Demetra; and Naka, John Yoshio  Techniche Bonsai 1; Milano: Edizioni Volonterio. Translation by Maria T. Volonterio.
Jamaica
51
<1968
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. VII, No. 10, Dec-Jan 1968, pg. 13.
.
.
.
Japan
52
c.1195
.
c.1781
1808
http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/Paintings/Japanto1600.html
.
Nippon Bonsai Association  Classic Bonsai of Japan (Tokyo and New York: Kodansha International, 1989), pp. 151-152.
Sumie, Buzen and Aizan Sumie  Senkeiban zushiki: naniwa shomeika shuzu; Kyoto.
Kenya, The Republic of
53
.
<2006
.
.
.
http://web.archive.org/web/20070709234511/http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/events_files/WBFF2006Report.pdf, pg. 4
.
.
Lebanon [The Lebanese Republic]
54
<2005
2013
.
.
Husband of Zeina Antar Badih, per June 29, 2015 posting https://www.facebook.com/LebaneseBonsaiClub/posts/524581294366518
The Lebanese Bonsai Club, https://www.facebook.com/groups/159645694202020/
.
.
Lesotho, The Kingdom of
55
<2010
.
.
.
per WBFF website, "African Region," http://www.wbff-2013.org/indexaction!bgview.action?bgId=22.
.
.
.
Lithuania, The Republic of
56
1989


2014
2004
1993, 2016
Kestutis Ptakauskas, http://web.archive.org/web/20080315092748/http://www.bonsai.lt/bonsaien/index.html.  (Per personal email to RJB from Jogaila Mackevicius, 29 Jan 2017, there were a number of earlier persons but their story has no public documentation at this time.)
Lietuvos bonsai, per http://rekvizitai.vz.lt/imone/lietuvos_bonsai/juridinis-asmuo/
In Alytus, per http://www.bonsai.lt/apie-mus/mano-veikla/
Bonsu auginimo abecele by Darius Armonas (22 pp) ; Ryto rasos sodas by Kestutis Ptakauskas (232 pp.)
Luxembourg, The Grand Duchy of
57
.
<1993
.
.
.
per WBFF website, "Europe Region," http://web.archive.org/web/20080906213212/http://bonsai-wbff.org/reurope.shtml
.
.
Malaysia
58
<1989

c.1990s

.
.
Alan Leong, per Meislik, Jerry, M.D., Charles Lim, and Alan Leong  "An Introduction To Water Jasmine, Wrightia Religiosa," Bonsai Journal, ABS, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 1995, pg. 62.
Malaysia Bonsai & Suiseki Society, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2003, pg. 10; "Bonsai in Malaysia," http://web.archive.org/web/20160121050411/http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/
.
.
Malta,
Republic of
59
<1957

1991
1991
.
"Foundation of the Bonsai Culture Group," http://www.bonsaimalta.org/history.htm  (This history was published at least as early as May 2008, and states that Mr. Joseph Busuttil's "interest in bonsai started more than fifty-years ago.")
November, per "Foundation of the Bonsai Culture Group," http://www.bonsaimalta.org/history.htm
June, per "Foundation of the Bonsai Culture Group," http://www.bonsaimalta.org/history.htm

Martinique,
overseas region of France
60

1992

<2006

.
Qnénéherve, Patrick, and Patrick Topart, and Francoise Poliakoff, "Interception of Nematodes on Imported Bonsai in Martinique," http://journals.fcla.edu/nematropica/article/view/64207/61875
May 2006 exhibition at Madiflora in Saint-Pierre, per "TBC-Info," http://tbc-infos.pagesperso-orange.fr/madiflora.html
.
Mauritius, The Republic of
61
2009
.
.
.
http://maubonsai.blogspot.com/p/about-maubonsai.html
.
.
.
Mexico [The United Mexican States]
62
<1978
<1981

.
.
Rafael Granados Lara, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 4, May 1978, pg. 110.
Sociedad de Bonsai de Monterrey, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXI, No. 6, Jul/Aug 1982, pg. 182; Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXVI, No. 5, Sep/Oct 1987, pg. 30.
.
.
Monaco, The Principality of
63
.
c.1995

2003
.
.
Bonsaï club de Monaco, per http://bonsaiclubmonaco.free.fr/gal_index.php?lang=&album=RETROSPECTIVE _______MONACO_BONSAI__95&NumAlbum=2
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2003, pg. 4.
.
Montenegro
64
<2007
.
.
.
http://walter-pall-travelogues.blogspot.com/2007/05/bonsai-in-croatia-part-1.html
.
.
.
Mozambique, The Republic of
65
<2002
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2003, pp. 32-35.
.
.
.
Namibia, The Republic of
66
<2002
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2003, pp. 32-35.
.
.
.
Netherlands, The
67
.
1972
.
1979

.
Nederlandse Bonsai Vereniging, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, May/June 1992, pg. 38.
.
Koide, Nobukichi and Saburō Katō and Fusazō Takeyama   Het bonsai boek: kweken en verzorgen van Japanse dwergbomen; Ede: Zomer & Keuning. Translation by J.J. Bosshardt et al.
New Caledonia,
sui generis collectivity of France
68

<2009

.
.

Ass du Bonsai Caledonien, per "Liste des clubs," http://www.edgbonsai-fr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=63.
.
.
New Zealand
69
c.1968
<1978
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. VII, No. 8, Oct 1968, pg. 15.
Aukland Bonsai Society, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 5, June 1978, pg. 146.
.
.
Nigeria, The Federal Republic of
70
1971
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. X, No. 6, Jul/Aug 1971, pg. 19.
.
.
.
Northern Ireland
71
.
1986

.
.
.
Northern Ireland Bonsai Society, per
http://www.angelfire.com/alt2/nibs/about_us.htm

.
.
Norway, The Kingdom of
72
.
1993
.
.
.
Norsk Bonsaiselskap, per http://norskbonsaiselskap.wordpress.com/about/.
.
.
Pakistan, The Islamic Republic of
73
<1977
1998
.
.
M.S. Mohamedi, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVI, No. 8, Oct 1977, pg. 238.
Pakistan Bonsai Society, per "Pakistan," http://web.archive.org/web/20160121050411/http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/
.
.
Panama, The Republic of
74
<1989
1991

.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1989, pg. 20.
Asociacion Bonsai de Panama, per WBFF website, "Latin America Region," http://web.archive.org/web/20101026021849/http://bonsai-wbff.org/rlatinam.shtml
.
.
Paraguay, The Republic of
75
<2005
.
.
.
Fernando Galdona, per "2005-2007 - Board of Directors," http://www.felab.com/board2.html
.
.
.
Peru, The Republic of
76
<1976
1976
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 6, Jul/Aug 1978, pg. 205.
Sociedad Peruana de Bonsai, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, June 1979, pp. 158-159.
.
.
Philippines, The Republic of the
77
<1603
1973

.
.
http://www.magiminiland.org/pre1800Refs/Philippines1604.html
Philippine Bonsai Society, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XIV, No. 10, Dec 1975, pg. 305; Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXII, No. 6, Jul/Aug 1983, pg. 214.
.
.
Poland, The Republic of
78
.
1998

.
1990
.
Polish Bonsai Club, per Wojtas, Michal  "Living, green works of art at Manggha," 27 September 2007, http://www.krakowpost.com/article/535.
.
Plochocki, Andrzej  Bonsai: sztuka miniaturyzacji drzew i krzewow; Warszawa: Panstwowe Wydawn.
Portugal [The Portuguese Republic]
79
<1978
.
.
1996
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 5, June 1978, pg. 147.
.
.
Pfisterer, Jochen  Bonsai de interior; Lisboa: Presenca. Translation by Maria Joao Cordeiro.
Puerto Rico, The Commonwealth of,
self-governing unincorporated
territory of the United States
80
c.1940s
<1975
.
c.1988
Hugo Storer, per "Bonsai in the Caribbean," http://web.archive.org/web/20080517125350/http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/nabf/newsletter7/carib.htm
Bonsai Club of P.R., per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XIV, No. 8, Oct 1975, pg. 236.
.
Collazo, Fernando L. and Maria T.  Bonsai -- Basico Y Sencillo.



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A - F
PART III
Q - Z

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