8 - EspritBonsaiInternational #
Author: Michèle Corbihan
The European and French bonsai
conventions were brought together
in May in Albi, south-western France’s
“red city”. Visitors appreciated the two
impressive exhibitions and lots of talks,
demonstrations and workshops.
Two conventions, one
EBA AND FFB CONVENTION, ALBI
Albi – the hometown of Toulouse-Lautrec
and the only city in France besides Paris to appear
twice on UNESCO’s world heritage lists – tuned in
to bonsai and Asian arts from 10 to 12 May 2019.
Over one eventful weekend, the conventions of
the European Bonsai Association (EBA) and the
Fédération Française de Bonsaï (French Bonsai
Federation – FFB), as well as the European Suiseki
Association (ESA) and the Association Française
des Amateurs de Suiseki (French Suiseki-Lovers’
Association – AFAS), attracted political figures,
exhibitors and visitors.
It has become standard for a European associ-
ation to host the EBA’s annual convention, and
this year that association was the Bonsaï Club de
From 10 to 12 May, the
beautiful city of Albi hosted
the convention of the
European Bonsai Association
(EBA) and the Fédération
Française de Bonsaï (French
Bonsai Federation – FFB).