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EBSS - European-Bonsai-San-Show 2020

Bjorn L Bjorholm

Bjorn L Bjorholm - European-Bonsai-San-Show 2020




Bjorn L Bjorholm, owner of Eisei-en, is a bonsai artist and instructor who spent six years as an apprentice under Master Keiichi Fujikawa at Kouka-en bonsai nursery in Osaka, Japan before receiving certification as a bonsai professional by the Nippon Bonsai Association. His tenure as an apprentice at Kouka-en was followed by three years as artist-in-residence at the same location, making him the first foreign-born working bonsai professional in Japan. During his time in Japan, Bjorn's works were featured in the Kokufu-ten, Sakufu-ten, and Taikan-ten exhibitions, among many others.


In addition to his work in Japan, Bjorn travels the world, from Europe to Asia to Latin America, teaching bonsai art and providing services to private clients and international organizations. He operates intensive bonsai schools with affiliate nurseries in Spain and the United States, while also working with international bonsai organizations.


JAN CULEK - European-Bonsai-San-Show 2020

Jan Culek


Started with bonsai in early age of 10 years, when found a first bonsai book in grandma´s  library.

During the time he graduated his study in 2010 (history of art, painting and drawing, art pedagogy) started to be more and more focused into bonsai. Thanks to Václav Novák who became to be his first mentor, Jan started to intensively work on the bonsai techniques and experimented with his own trees as well as tried to find any chance to be in contact with trees and bonsai of all kinds.

From that moment he also started to experiment in a field of man made stones and slabs which gradually lead to evolved high quality products with unique character and esthetic.

In spring 2016, he established the brand Jan Culek Bonsai and started to work as a full time bonsai artist and producer of stones and slabs together with his partner Martina.

Jan´s bonsi works or rather "tree design" would be characterized as a mixture of the theoretical knowledge about esthetic principles and art as well as the focus of  hardcore practical and technical approach which should be well executed in every newly worked tree or stone.


MAURO STEMBERGER - European-Bonsai-San-Show 2020




Mauro Stemberger was born 1978 in Feltre , Italy, and works as Architect and Bonsai artist. At the age of 14 was fascinated about Bonsai Art and started his passion with the local Bonsai club Feltre. During period from 1994-2001 he had the change to join workshops with important European bonsai masters like , Hotsumi Terakawa , Marc Noelander , Horst Crekler , Edoardo Rossi and much more. In 2002 during a meeting in Arco hi has the change to meet Alfiero Suardi and Enrico Savini thanks to them he could improve his technique and in the main time studied architecture at IUAV university in Venice. In 2005 founded the Italian Bonsai Dream workshop place with a group of enthusiast to work and enjoy bonsai art 360°.
In 2006 graduated as Architect and start working in his own town.
From 2007 he’s writing articles for the most important bonsai magazines like Bonsai Focus , UBI bonsai and BCI bonsai & stone appreciation magazine.
From 2008 he’s recognized BCI bonsai instructor. http://www.bonsai-bci.com/bci-artists/180-mauro-stemberger-italy
From 2008 to 2010 was President of UBI ( Italian Bonsai association ) and director of UBI bonsai magazine . From 2011 founded with a group of students ( Italian Bonsai Dream School ) at Garden Verde – Marostica Currently and for the last seven years he’s doing demonstrations and workshops for bonsai clubs and Associations all over the World ( Mexico-USA-Belgium-Germany-Holland-Italy-Croatia-England-Austria-France-Portugal-Czek Republic-Lithuania-Poland-Spain-Venezuela-Argentina-Brasil )




UBI mention of merit in Arco with a Juniperus Procumbens
Award Certificate of International Winner of World Bonsai Photo contest “Bonsai no Kokoro”
WBFF Best 10 Entry Winner of Ismail Saleh Award ABFF

UBI mentions of merit in Alberobello with a Taxsus and a Ligustrum
UBI important self bonsai speaces with a Ligustrum
Award Certificate of International Winner of World Bonsai Photo contest “Bonsai no Kokoro” WBFF

UBI price in Fermo with a Larch Nominated tree at Gingko award with a Quercus Suber

Judge at UBI in Arco

UBI price in Salerno with a Scots Pine Nominated tree at Noelander Trophy with a Taxsus
9° Award Certrè international 4th place with a Taxsus

UBI price in San Marino with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Nominated tree at Noelander Trophy with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Nominated tree Bonsaiautumn 6 with a Pinus Mugus
10° Award Certrè international 2th and 5th places with a Juniperus Itoigawa and a Scots Pine
BCI Photo Competition 2d place with a Juniperus Itoigawa

UBI mention of merit in Sanremo with a Mugo Pine
Nominated tree at Noelander Trophy with a Scots Pine
Runner up tree Bonsaiautumn 7 with a Juniperus Itoigawa
11° Award Certrè international 3th and 4th places with a Scots Pine and a Mugo Pine
BCI Bonsai Photo Competition Winner with a Scots Pine
BCI Suiseki Photo Competition 2d place

UBI price in Arco with a Juniperus Itoigawa
UBI mention of merit in Arco with a Black Pine
Kifu winner at Noelander Trophy with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Gold medal BCI at Noelander Trophy with a Taxsus cuspidata
First price at Franchi Bonsai competition in Pistoia with a Taxsus cuspidate
First price at Shooman Bonsai competition in Padova with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Winner of Certre Award with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Second place at Crespi Cup in Milano with a Black Pine

UBI price in Vieste with a Scots Pine
UBI mention of merit in Vieste with a Juniperus Itoigawa
First Prize National exhibition Kokoro-no bonsai ten in Ercolano with a Scots Pine
First Prize chuhin at Maggioni Gran Prix in Milano with a Juniperus Kishu
Masahiko Kimura award with a Quercus Suber

UBI price in Torino with a Five Niddle Pine
UBI mention of merit in Torino with a Southern Box


European-Bonsai-San-Show 2019



- Outstanding level of high quality European and Japanese bonsai

- There will be at your disposal a large community of bonsai vendors and top potters..... and other unique bonsai accessories, including distinct craftmanship to compliment the art of bonsai

- This year demonstrations will be given by: Bjorn Bjorholm, Jan Culek, Mauro Stemberger.






Saturday OCTOBER  12th, 2019-  9:30 to 18:00





Saturday Afternoon : 13:00 to 17h30

Simultaneous demonstrations on stage by:





19 :00 AWARD CEREMONY  - (open to public)


- FOUR BEST of SHOW awards

- 12 AWARDS given by the 12 sponsors/ traders in 12 categories





Sunday OCTOBER  13th, 2019: 9 :30 to 17:OO


 11H30: TOMBOLA-RAFFLE all winners announced


 Sunday afternoon : 12:30-16:00

 Simultaneous demonstrations on stage by:









End of the show at 17H00

Break down of the show for exhibitors and traders.