SANTA ANA — Bowers Museum and Kofu Bonsai Kai will present Bonsai Fest from Sept. 23 to 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the museum, 2002 N. Main St. in Santa Ana.

bonsai (bowers)A bonsai and suiseki display will be on view throughout Bonsai Fest. Events will include the following.

Thursday, Sept. 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.: Lecture on Irving Berlin by Larry Maurer

Friday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 10 p.m.: Sake, sushi and cinema — “Tenshin, Father of Japanese Modern Art,” presented by Katsuya Matsumura

Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Lecture on “Ancient Art of Stone Appreciation: From china to Present-Day North America” by Dr. Thomas Elias, followed by reception

Sunday, Sept. 28: Traditional Japanese tea ceremony from 1 to 2 p.m.; talk on “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture” by Dr. Kendall Brown from 2 to 3 p.m.

For additional information, call (714) 567-3600 or visit

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