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Arboretum in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bonsai Pioneer

Yuji Yoshimura

 

(1921 - 1997)

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
1. Bonsai Pioneer Marker
Inscription.  Yuji Yoshimura dared to do what no one had done before: He wrote the most complete practical book on bonsai in English and taught Westerners in his native Japan and in other nations to appreciate and practice this ancient art. Drawn to the potential for bonsai in the United States, Yoshimura spent the last decades of his life living here, helping to train the first generation of American bonsai artists. The creation of the National Bonsai & Penjin Museum fulfilled his dream of a place to preserve and display their best work.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 38° 54.743′ N, 76° 58.121′ W. Marker is in Arboretum, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Meadow Road Northeast just west of Ellipse Road Northeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Branching Out (a few steps from this marker); What shape do you see? (within shouting distance of this marker); An Art Form Is Born (within shouting
Bonsai Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
2. Bonsai Pioneer Marker
distance of this marker); If trees could talk... (within shouting distance of this marker); Timeless Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosmarinus officinalis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cladrastis kentukea (about 300 feet away); The Knot Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arboretum.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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