California Shohin Society

Every two years a Shohin Seminar is held in Santa Nella, California. Bonsai masters, teachers, and enthusiasts from all over the country donate their time to this event. Everyone pays their own way! When we fill the rooms of the Hotel Mission de Oro we recieve a lower rate on rental of the conference facilities. Thanks to the generosity of our Bonsai Experts, the Shohin Seminar is able to provide you an exceptional learning experience at very low cost.

The 2014 Shohin Seminar will include a Display of Shohin Bonsai, vendors of bonsai materials, raffles, demonstrations, presentations,workshops, and a panel critique of the shohin bonsai presented. The Shohin Seminar is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, opportunity in the US to learn from the top bonsai experts in the country.

The 2014 Registration form will be posted here on November 1st 2013 (pdf)

For more information about the Seminar

Hotel Mission de Oro website (link)

The California Shohin Society was formed with two goals: to provide a quality learning environment focused on shohin sized bonsai and to raise funds in support of the Golden State Bonsai Federation's Bonsai Collection.

The California Shohin Society only meets once each year. at the Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention.

The GSBF Bonsai Collections are on display in the South at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino and in the North in the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt, Oakland.

Darren and Laura Wong have also given us pictures of the Azalea material that will be used for their workshop. It looks to be excellent shohin material.



Shohin Seminar 2014 at the Hotel Mission de Oro, Santa Nella CA

Friday January 31st through February 2nd 2014

For more information, send an email to