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


PART I



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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 II
G - P
PART III
Q - Z



Location Dates
References
Algeria, The People's Democratic Republic of
1
<2007

.
.
Redouane, per http://www.edgbonsai-fr.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=110&topic=13243.0
.
.
.
Argentina [The Argentine Republic]
2
.
<1979
.
.
.
Asociacion Argentina de Bonsai, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVIII, No. 6, Jul/Aug 1979, pg. 182.
.
.
Armenia, The Republic of
3


2011
.


"The First Bonsai Show in Armenia," per https://www.facebook.com/events/127387667361944/
.
Australia, The Commonwealth of
4
1903
1964
.
1963?
"Lady McEacharn At Home," from The Argus, http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/1900Refs/Argus1903.html
South Australian Bonsai Society, per http://www.bonsaisa.org.au/
.
Koreshoff, Dorothy and Vita  Bonsai in Australia.
Austria, The Republic of
5
.
c.1983
.
.
.
Österreichische Bonsaifreunde, per "Wir über uns," http://www.bonsai-kaernten.at/
.
.
Bangladesh, The People's Republic of
6
c.1980s
1999

.
.
"Bonsai in Bangladesh," http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/
Bangladesh Bonsai Society, per "Bonsai in Bangladesh,"
http://www.bonsai-in-asia.com/

.
.
Barbados
7
<1972
<2002
.
.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XI, No. 4, May 1972, pg. 24.
Bonsai Club of Barbados, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 3, May/June 2003, pg. 1.
.
.
Belarus, The Republic of
8
.
.
2012

.
.
.
Olga Mulyarova participating in Fifth International exhibition of arts and crafts "Soul Colours 2012", Minsk (Belarus), 2012, 17/05-01/06, per http://www.mulyarova.com/en/exhibitions/
.
Belgium, The Kingdom of
9
.
1977

2003
.
.
Vlaamse Bonsai Vereniging, per "Welkom op de nieuwe website van de Vlaamse BonsaiVereniging," http://www.vlaamsebonsai.be/

Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. 42, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2003, pg. 5.
.
Bermuda,
British Overseas Territory
10
<1980
<2006

.
.
P.A.T. Butterfield, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1980, pg. 2.
Bermuda Bonsai Club, per "Save the Botanical Gardens," Greenrock.org, 20 September 2006, http://www.greenrock.org/content/view/39/32/
.
.
Bolivia, The Plurinational State of
11
.
1998
.
.
.
Club Bonsai Bolivia, http://es.geocities.com/clubbonsaibolivia/
.
.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
12
<2007
.
.
.
http://walter-pall-travelogues.blogspot.com/2007/05/bonsai-in-croatia-part-1.html
.
.
.
Botswana, The Republic of
13
.
<2006
.
.
.
http://web.archive.org/web/20070709234511/http://www.bonsai-wbff.org/events_files/WBFF2006Report.pdf, pg. 4
.
.
Brazil, The Federative Republic of
14
1917

1994
.
1995
Tsunaichi Miyoshi emigrated to Sao Paulo and began pine seedlings, per Yoshimura, Yuji  "Modern Bonsai, Development Of The Art Of Bonsai From An Historical Perspective -- Part 3," International Bonsai, IBA, 1992/No. 1, pg. 22.
Sociedade Brasileira De Bonsai, per http://www.sbbonsai.org.br/apresentacao.html
.
Noronha, Fábio Antakly  Cultivando Bonsai no Brasil.
Bulgaria, The Republic of
15
.
<2007
.
1988
.
Bulgaria Bonsai Club, per http://bonsai.bg/
.
Leprêtrre, Gérard  Bonsaite; Sofija: Zemizdat.  Translation by Georgi Dimov.
Canada
16
<1957

1963

.
1985

"A Brief History of the Toronto Bonsai Society,"
http://torontobonsai.org/Journal/Journal.2003/jun.2003/history.tbs.1.htm
Toronto Bonsai Society, per "A Brief History of the Toronto Bonsai Society,"
http://torontobonsai.org/Journal/Journal.2003/jun.2003/history.tbs.1.htm

.
Donovan, Dorothy-Ann and Marc Lord with David Easterbrook  Bonsai Penjing, Jardin botanique de Montréal; Montréal: Editions Marcel Broquet.
Chile, The Republic of
17
1982
1985

.
.
Miguel Cuevas, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXI, No. 6, Jul/Aug 1982, pg. 182.
Bonsai Club of Chile, per "Chile,"
http://www.usm.edu.ec/abedini/asbonsai/paises.html

.
.
China, The People's Republic of
(Mainland China)
18
.
1981


c.14th cent.
c.8th cent.
.
China Flower and Penjing Association, per "The Organization and Activity of Penjing in China," by Prof. Su Xuehen, WBFF Director of China Region, World Bonsai Friendship Federation, http://web.archive.org/web/20080906213207/http://bonsai-wbff.org/rchina.shtml
Wu, 2nd, pg. 39.
http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/Books/pre1800.html
Colombia, The Republic of
19
<1978
c.1985
.
c.1988
Maria Eugenia de Hoey, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 2, Mar 1978, pg. 38.
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1986, pg. 17.
.
Botero, Beatriz and Martha Olga Botero  Hagamos Bonsai; Cali.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of
20
<2010
.
.
.
per WBFF website, "African Region," http://www.wbff-2013.org/indexaction!bgview.action?bgId=22.
.
.
.
Costa Rica, The Republic of
21
1972
c.1980
.
.
Jorge Miranda, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XI, No. 5, June 1972, pg. 20.
Grupo Bonsai de Costa Rica, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XIX, No. 7, Sep 1980, pg. 219.
.
.
Crimea, The Autonomous Republic of
(formerly, part of Ukraine)
22
1976
.
.
.
Anatoliy A. Annenkov, per "Nikita Botanical Gardens Bonsai Exhibit," http://web.archive.org/web/20111006140655/http://co.net/bonsai/index.html


.
Croatia, The Republic of
23
1989
2004
.
.
Zoran Pavlov, per http://members.tripod.com/~Bonsaiz/BONSAI.htm
Dalmatinski bonsai klub, per http://www.bonsai.hr/?page_id=8
.
.
Cuba, The Republic of
24
<1998

2002
2003
.
Lucia Lopez Coll  "Havana Bonsai Brighten Up Life," Havana Times.org,
Jan. 9, 2009, http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=3616.
Havana Bonsai Group, per http://bonsaihabana.vndv.com/nosotros.html
1st Annual Exhibition, per http://bonsaihabana.vndv.com/eventos.html
.
Cyprus, The Republic of
25
c.2001




.
stavros, per post, "Re: Friday May 14 demonstration in Jerusalem botanical Garden," Internet Bonsai Club, May 22, 2010, http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/bonsai-f1/friday-may-14-demonstration-in-jerusalem-botanical-garden-t3100.htm#30894

.
.
Czech Republic, The
(formerly, Czechoslovakia)
26
<1971
1981
1975
1985
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. X, No. 1, Feb 1971, pg. 2.
Bonsai Club of Praha, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXVI, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1987, pg. 6.
Manuel Lukes in Plzen, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XV, No. 4, May 1976, pg. 124.
Rysan, Miloslav  Bonsaj; Praha: Statni Zemedelske Nakl.
Denmark, The Kingdom of
27
.
1981
.
1987
.
Dansk Bonsai Selskab, per http://www.bonsai-danmark.dk/HISTORIE.htm.
.
Stewart, Christine  Bonsai ; Kbh: Hernov. Translation by Axel Heltman.
Dominican Republic, The
28
c.1955

1996
.
.
Mr. Takeo Sone, Mr. Kitada, and Mr. Matsunaga, per WBFF website, "Latin America Region," http://web.archive.org/web/20101026021849/http://bonsai-wbff.org/rlatinam.shtml
Asociacion Dominican de Bonsai, per WBFF website, "Latin America Region," http://web.archive.org/web/20101026021849/http://bonsai-wbff.org/rlatinam.shtml
.
.
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
29
<2006
.
2006

.
Saleem, per http://forums.bonsaisite.com/lofiversion/index.php/t5822.html
.
International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM), per "Dubai to become international hub for flower and plant trade," http://www.ameinfo.com/78270.html
.
Ecuador, The Republic of
30
.
1984
.
.
.
Club Bonsai Guayaquil, http://www.usm.edu.ec/abedini/asbonsai/clubgye.html
.
.
Egypt
31
<2013
2011
.
.
enthusiast, http://www.bonsaitreeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?33403-some-questions-from-a-beginner-%29
; tree merchandiser, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bonsai-Me/206140216086002?v=info .
.
.
El Salvador, The Republic of
32
1989
.
.
.
http://www.portalbonsai.com/categoria.asp?idcat=535593
.
.
.
England
33
<1968
1961
1806; <1834
1908; 1951

Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. VII, No. 8, Oct 1968, pg. 15.
The Japan Society of London's Bonsai Kai, per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1982, pg. 12.
http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BigPicture/InEngland.html ; http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/1800Refs/Bennett.html
An English translation of [Maumenés 1902] work was published in 1908 in the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 33(1): 53-70; Ashberry, Anne  Miniature Gardens; London: C.A. Pearson.
Estonia, The Republic of
34
<2006
<2006
.
.
http://www.bonsai.ee/foorum/viewtopic.php?t=7.
Eestib Bonsai Klubi, http://www.bonsai.ee/foorum/viewtopic.php?t=7
.
.
Finland, The Republic of
35
<1978
.
.
1991
Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XVII, No. 5, June 1978, pg. 147.
.
.
Hubert, Nina and Tord Hubert  Huonebonsai; Porvoo: WSOY. Translation by Marjatta Vallenius.
France [The French Republic]
36
<1968
<1982
1878
1902

Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. VII, No. 8, Oct 1968, pg. 15.
Assn. Francase De Am., per Bonsai Magazine, BCI, Vol. XXII, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1983, pg. 2.
Paris Exhibition, http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/1800Refs/Quin.html.
Maumené, Albert  Les Arbes nains japonais, Leur formation au Japon, Leur utilisation et leur traitement eu Europe; Paris: Librairie Horticole.



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