Winter Shohin School

January 26th-28th, 2024 - Portland, Oregon

Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie, OR 97222

Shohin School Winter Seminar

Winter Shohin School  is our annual  event, held this January in Portland, Oregon. A weekend seminar (with lectures, group exercises, critiques, demos and workshops), an exhibition of shohin bonsai, and a markplace of shohin goods make up the Winter Shohin School.


January 26th-28th, 2024

 Milwaukie Center

5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr Suite 1, Milwaukie, OR 97222


Featuring Shohin Master Daisaku Nomoto from Japan, the Winter Shohin School includes panel discussions, lectures, group exercises, critiques, demos and workshops designed to maximize your understanding of shohin bonsai display and development. Saturday will focus on the displaying shohin bonsai, while Sunday will focus on the creation and maitenence of shohin bonsai. Participants should bring their own display shohin (if you have any) for the group exhibit exercise, and bring their own shohin development projects (if you have any) to use in the group workshop. If you don't have any display or development shohin, our shohin marketplace will have plenty of great options to choose from. 

Headliners: Daisaku Nomoto, Jonas Dupuich & Andrew Robson

Jonas Dupuich

Specializing in the growing coniferous shohin, Jonas is the artist, author and propriter of Bonsai Tonight and lives in Alemeda, California. 

Daisaku Nomoto

Japanese shohin artist Daisaku Nomoto is a leading artist in the Japanese shohin bonsai community. He is former director of the Japan Shohin Union

Andrew Robson

Specializing in deciduous shohin, Andrew is the artist behind deciduous-focused garden RAKUYO Bonsai,  and lives in Portland, Oregon.


Select displays of mame, shohin, kifu and chuhin bonsai from Headliners and Portland Study Group Students