PHASE I DISPLAY BASE

                In Phase I, a single large Fuku-Bonsai True Indoor Bonsai™ will be on loan to serve as a trial of all factors and to test the feasibility of displaying extraordinary quality bonsai at the South Kohala resorts. This will be a final trial before committing to enlarging the exhibit collection at each resort.  By the end of the trial, there must be economic feasibility, interested and trained resort staff to give workshops to their guests and maintain the exhibit bonsai, and a win-win situation for both the resort and Fuku-Bonsai.

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For more information,  contact
David W. Fukumoto, president
FUKU-BONSAI INC.
Phone (808) 982-9880
FAX (808) 982-9883
  E-mail: sales@fukubonsai.com
  URL: www.fukubonsai.com
Fuku-Bonsai Inc. 
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         The initial platform will be constructed and provided by Fuku-Bonsai and designed for display within a planter area.  In raised planter areas, the stand will be modified so the top of the base portion will be about 42" above the ground.  The color of the platform in the photo is a Dark Bronze to blend into plantings that will hide some of the legs. In some situations, Linen White or Bone White would be better.

        Top photo:  THE SUPPORTING PLATFORM.   Constructed of 4x4 wood legs set on a diagonal with 2x4 top and bottom braces to keep the structure square. A plywood top locks in the top x-bracing and heavy duty turntable hardware capable of handling 2,500 pounds is attached to the top. The base is 42" high and with the hardware and turntable, the bottom of the bonsai pot will about 45" above the ground and at the ideal viewing height for large bonsai.

          REVOLVING TOP DISC. A 42" diameter plywood disc has been water-proofed by fiberglassing. Heavy metal banding creates a drip edge to prevent water from migrating and rusting the turntable hardware. A 1/4" wood "doughnut" fits right over the 12" diameter turntable hardware and this automatically centers the top on the supporting platform. There are 1/2" plastic pipe drains set 1/4" above the disc surface to hold some water to serve as a slight humidity reservoir.  The top will be filled 3/4" deep with rounded river pebbles to serve as an interesting surface for the bonsai pot to rest upon. The Dwarf Schefflera tree shown is one of the finest Fuku-Bonsai True Indoor Bonsai ever created and in training from about 1976. It is about 36" tall, in a 36" diameter pot,  and may end up at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum in Washington DC. The initial Phase I bonsai for each resort will likely be a Dwarf Schefflera.  There are at least 12 outstanding and very different large such bonsai in our collection. 

      Bottom photo:  EDUCATIONAL PANEL & BROSHURE HOLDER.  These have been set back behind the leg-posts to keep them dry.  The front panel (with dark brown paper) measures 12"x18" to hold an educational exhibit including photos. The tan paper on the brown panel measures 8.5"x11". There are three broshure sections above. The two outer pockets hold standard broshures. The center holds a full 8.5"x11" sheet that could be about bonsai in general and specifically about the resort's Fuku- 45" above the ground and at the ideal viewing height for large bonsai.

          REVOLVING TOP DISC. A 42" diameter plywood disc has been water-proofed by fiberglassing. Heavy metal banding creates a drip edge to prevent water from migrating and rusting the turntable hardware. A 1/4" wood "doughnut" fits right over the 12" diameter turntable hardware and this automatically centers the top on the supporting platform. There are 1/2" plastic pipe drains set 1/4" above the disc surface to hold some water to serve as a slight humidity reservoir.  The top will be filled 3/4" deep with rounded river pebbles to serve as an interesting surface for the bonsai pot to rest upon. The Dwarf Schefflera tree shown is one of the finest Fuku-Bonsai True Indoor Bonsai ever created and in training from about 1976. It is about 36" tall, in a 36" diameter pot,  and may end up at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum in Washington DC. The initial Phase I bonsai for each resort will likely be a Dwarf Schefflera.  There are at least 12 outstanding and very different large such bonsai in our collection. 

      Bottom photo:  EDUCATIONAL PANEL & BROSHURE HOLDER.  These have been set back behind the leg-posts to keep them dry.  The front panel (with dark brown paper) measures 12"x18" to hold an educational exhibit including photos. The tan paper on the brown panel measures 8.5"x11". There are three broshure sections above. The two outer pockets hold standard broshures. The center holds a full 8.5"x11" sheet that could be about bonsai in general and specifically about the resort's Fuku-Bonsai Collection.