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


PART III



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This Page Last Updated: February 27, 2016




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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 II
G - P



Qatar, State of
81
<2008
.
.
.
http://www.qatarliving.com/forum/qatar-living-lounge/posts/any-one-interested-buying-bonsai
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.
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Romania
82
.
<2000

.
.
.
Bonsai Club Romania, per BCI website archive, "Listing of Member Clubs, 2000," http://web.archive.org/web/20001026042941/bonsai-bci.com/clubs~1.htm
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Russia
83
.
.
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1956; 1990




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.
.
"Dwarfish plants - this is the miniature copy of pine tree, kriptomerii and some other trees, and also bushes" section of Indoor Gardening book released by State Publishing House of Agricultural Literature, Moscow, per "Adventures of Bonsai in Russia," http://www.bonsai.ru/history-rus.html and, per personal e-mail from Boris Lomov to RJB 15 Jun 2010, http://lomov.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-known-mention-of-bonsai-in.html ; Dhanda, Leila  Kul'tura bonsai: vyrashchivanie kaplikovykh derev'ev; Moskva: Lesnaja promyslennost'. Translation by I.T. Gena.
San Marino, The Republic of
84
.
1999
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 6, November/December 1999, pg. 5.
.
.
Saudi Arabia, The Kingdom of
85
<1989
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1989, pg. 20.
.
.
.
Scotland
86
<1968
1979
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. VII, No. 10, Dec-Jan 1968, pg. 13.
Scottish Bonsai Association, per http://www.scottishbonsai.org/.
.
.
Singapore, The Republic of
87
c.1950
1977

c.1980
.
Boh Chit Hee, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXIV, No. 3, May/Jun 1985, pp. 22.
Singapore Bonsai society, per "Bonsai in Singapore,"
http://web.archive.org/web/20160121050411/http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/

Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXIV, No. 3, May/Jun 1985, pp. 22.
.
Slovakia [The Slovak Republic]
88
.
1989
1997
.
.
Bonsai Club Kosice, per http://www.bz.upjs.sk/eng/bonsaien.htm
http://www.bonsai-slovakia.sk/1997.htm
.
Slovenia, The Republic of
89
c.1998
<2009

.
.
http://www.geocities.com/kovsca/KAZALO.html
Slovenian Bonsai Club, per "Special exhibition in St. Veit, Austria," June 7, 2009, http://nikart-gb.blogspot.com/2009/06/special-exhibition-in-st-veit-austria.html.
.
.
South Africa, The Republic of
90
c.1950

1960
.
1967;

1976


Stephen and Peter Tim, per Hall, Doug and Don Black  The South African Bonsai Book, (Cape Town: Howard Timmins Publishers, Ltd.; 1976, 1983), pg. 17.
Bonsai Society of South Africa, per Hall and Black, pg. 17.
.
Hemy, Capel How to Grow Miniature Trees, Full instructions for practising the ancient art of BONSAI as a 20 page Supplement to Farmer's Weekly, Bloemfontein, January 25, 1967;
Hall, Doug and Don Black  The South African Bonsai Book; Cape Town: Howard Timmins Publishers, Ltd.  (Translation of this English language work into Afrikaans made the following year.)

South Korea [The Republic of Korea]
91
<1392
1985

1986
1971
"Korea" in Asia-Pacific Region, http://web.archive.org/web/20100728094414/http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/rasia.shtml.
Korean Bonsai Association, per
http://www.koreabonsai.com/en/frame.html
http://www.koreabonsai.com/en/frame.html
Chang, Chun-gun  Tol ui mot: Susok ch'wimi ui sekye; Kyemyongsa.
Spain, The Kingdom of
92
<1976
1979

.
1979;
1987


Dr. J.M. Bolivar, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XV, No. 5, June 1976, pg. 131.
Asociacion Valenciana Amigos de las Plantas Bonsai Club, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVIII, No. 9, Nov 1979,pg. 290; Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1982, pg. 28.
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SPANISH:  Vergès, Faust  Bonsai: arte japonés; Barcelona: Ed. Marzo 80;
CATALAN: Shufunotomo, Editors of  Com conreà i tenir cura del bonsai ; Barcelona: Montnegro; Translation by Ester Martí.

Sri Lanka, The Democratic Socialist Republic of
(formerly, Ceylon)
93
1940s

1980
1982
1990;
2000

Dr. C.V. Jayakody, per Dissanaike, Tharuka  "Little Growing Lessons," The Sunday Times Plus, 24th September 2000.
Bonsai Club of Sri Lanka, per "Beauty in Miniature: An Exhibition of Bonsai," Sunday Times, 29 July 2007.
Per "Beauty in Miniature" article.
SINHALA:  Amaratunga, Rev. Fr. Artie  Growing Bonsai in Sri Lanka and the Tropics;
ENGLISH translation.
St. Croix,
unincorporated territory of the United States
94
<1996

c.1995

1996

.
Rudy O'Reily, per "St. Croix This Week, June 2009," http://www.stcroixthisweek.com/featured-articles/come-to-the-garden-for-flowers-and-fine-art.html.
St. Croix Bonsai Society, per "St. Croix This Week, June 2009," http://www.stcroixthisweek.com/featured-articles/come-to-the-garden-for-flowers-and-fine-art.html.
St. Croix Bonsai Society, per "St. Croix Source," http://new.onepaper.com/stcroixvi/?v=d&i=&s=Community:Calendar&p=1223614323:1228281989.
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St. Lucia
95
.
1989

.
.
.
Bonsai Society of Saint Lucia, per WBFF website, "Latin America Region," http://web.archive.org/web/20101026021849/http://bonsai-wbff.org/rlatinam.shtml
.
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Sweden, The Kingdom of
96
<1978
1986
.
1982

Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 5, June 1978, pg. 147.
Svenska Bonsaisällskapet, per "Information About the Swedish Bonsai Society," http://www.bonsaisallskapet.se/v3/english.asp
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Daute, Horst  Bonsai: odling och skötsel av dvärgträd; Stockholm: Norstedt. Translation by Erik Dahlberg and Gunnie Jacobsson.

Switzerland [The Swiss Confederation]
97
<1968
<1982
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. VII, No. 10, Dec-Jan 1968, pg. 13.
Swiss Bonsai Association, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 5, Sep/Oct 2003, pg. 31.
.
.
Syria [The Syrian Arab Republic]
98
<1989
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1989, pg. 20.
.
.
.
Taiwan [The Republic of China]
99
<1930s

1970

.
1980

Min Hsuan Lo's father, per
http://artofbonsai.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=855&highlight=min+hsuan
Tianwei Bonsai Association, per
http://artofbonsai.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=855&highlight=min+hsuan

.
Horie, Satoo  Pen zai ru men; Taibei Shi;
Komatsu, Masao  Za mu pen zai; Taibei Shi.

Thailand, The Kingdom of
100
<1973
c.1980
1975
1978
Fr. Wells, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XII, No. 4, May 1973, pg. 27.
The Bonsai Growers Association, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XIX, No. 3, Apr 1980, pg. 74.
Royal Horticultural Society of Thailand, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XIV, No. 8, Oct 1975, pg. 262.
'Osat Kosin  Bonsai; Krungthel: Prachachon.
Trinidad and Tobago, The Republic of
101
<1987
<1994
c.1994
.
Dr. D'arcy A. Lee, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXVI, No. 5, Sep/Oct 1987, pg. 30.
Bonsai Society of Trinidad & Tobago, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 35, No. 4, Jul/Aug 1996, pg. 47.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 35, No. 4, Jul/Aug 1996, pg. 47.
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Turkey, The Republic of
102
<2006
<2006
.
.
http://www.bonsaitr.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12
Avrasya Bonsai Kulübü, per http://www.avrasyabonsai.com/index.html
.
.
Uganda, The Republic of
103
<2010
.
.
.
per WBFF website, "African Region," http://www.wbff-2013.org/indexaction!bgview.action?bgId=22.
.
.
.
United States of America, The
104
1887
1939

1868

1949
Hugo Mulertt, per "Japanese Outdone in Dwarfing Trees," http://www.magiminiland.org/1800Refs/BMulertt.html.
West Los Angeles Bonsai Club, per Dillon, J. A. "Sokumenzu - Profile," Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XI, No. 4, May 1972, pg. 20.

Wengenroth's Saloon, Park Theatre, Brooklyn, NY,
http://www.magiminiland.org/1800Refs/BDE1868.html.

Kiktavi, John  How to Grow and Cultivate Miniature Living Trees; Inglewood, CA: National Nursery Supply.
Uruguay, The Oriental Republic of
105
.
<2004

.
.
.
Asociacion Uruguaya de Bonsai, per WBFF website, "Latin America Region," http://web.archive.org/web/20101026021849/http://bonsai-wbff.org/rlatinam.shtml
.
.
Venezuela, The Bolivarian Republic of
106
<1971
<1976
1976
1984
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. X, No. 1, Feb 1971, pg. 2.
Club Venezolano de Bonsai, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XV, No. 8, Oct 1976, pg. 246.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XX, No. 8, Oct 1981, pg. 254.
La Rosa de Cuenca, Mercedes and Milagros Rauber Herrera  El Bonsai En Venezuela; Caracas: Editorial Arte.
Vietnam, The Socialist Republic of
107
c.939
<1999

.
1994
Hon Non Bo, per Coussins, Craig The Bonsai School (Bideford, Devon: D&S Books; 2002), pg. 41.
Vietnam Bonsai Association, per "Bonsai (Cay Canh) in Vietnam," http://web.archive.org/web/20040919193859/www.geocities.com/bonsai-in-asia/vietnam3.html
.
Nguy~ên, Nhât Tân  K~y-thuât bonsai; Toronto: Làng Van.
Wales
108
c.1981
1993
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXI, No. 3, Apr 1982, pg. 87.
The Vale Of Clwyd Bonsai Society, per "About Us," http://www.actionvideo.freeserve.co.uk/vocbsabout.htm
.
.
Zambia, The Republic of
109
<1989
.
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1989, pg. 20.
.
.
.
Zimbabwe, The Republic of
(formerly, Rhodesia)
110
.
<1969

1975
.
.
The Mashonaland Bonsai Society, per "Bonsai in Africa," in Tsukiyama, Ted T. (ed.)  Bonsai of the World, Book I (Japan: World Bonsai Friendship Federation, 1993), pg. 78.
Bonsai Society of Rhodesia, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XIV, No. 8, Oct 75, pg. 262.
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We do admit that there may be a certain arbitrariness to the definitions of "country" and "territory" as used above.
Some of the lesser designated regions -- states or provinces, for example -- are to be seen in the individual country breakdowns
that we've started to show via a hyperlink on some of the above principle nations.
Designated regions herein are principally from information on Wikipedia .

And while some other locations have issued commemorative stamps, the ones not listed above do not have any enthusiasts that we are officially aware of.

As with all pages on this website, if you are aware of additional or correct information,
please contact us with updates, rjb@magiminiland.org.
Thank-you.



PART I
A - F
PART II
G - P

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