The only event of it’s kind in the U.S.

Every two years the California Shohin Society organizes a Shohin Seminar in Santa Nella, California, where bonsai masters, teachers, students and general enthusiasts from all over the country gather to learn and share their love of Shohin bonsai.
Join us for the 15th Biennial Shohin Seminar, February 5 – 7, 2016. It promises to be our best yet!

Full registration:  SOLD OUT

Day passes are still available for purchase at the door. Details >>>

Event Schedule

The Shohin Seminar is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, opportunity in the U.S. to learn from the top bonsai experts in the country.


Bonsai masters, teachers, and enthusiasts from all over the country donate their time to this unique semi-annual event.


Registration options:
Full registration or Day Pass

Updates and Announcements

Updated Event Schedule

Due to remodeling efforts at the event venue some rooms have been reassigned for the Shohin Seminar. Please refer to the updated... read more

Full registration SOLD OUT

Full registration is sold out but day passes are still available.   Day Pass: $30   The day pass can be purchased for either Friday or Saturday and allows access to the exhibit, vendors, demonstrations and workshops. New this year: In order to make this... read more

Event venue

Hotel Mission De Oro
13070 S. Highway 33
Santa Nella, CA 95322

Reserve your room now.

Please be sure and mention you are making a reservation for the Shohin Seminar to receive our discount.