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ALOHA! We continue rebuilding the www.fukubonsai.com website that was created in-house and went online in 1999. Prior to recently, the homepage kept expanding to over 15 pages. We consolidated and converted into navigational tabs near the top of the page to make it easier to find what you want. We'll stay with very readable 12 point font text and a single column format with website URL, navigation, contact information, and article subject title at the top. This is a True Indoor Bonsai educational and sales website. I've enjoyed bonsai for over 50 years and honored to live a bonsai lifestyle. In my earliest days, bonsai was a secretive past-time. Because most Japanese temperate climate bonsai will not thrive in tropical Hawaii, we learned basic "tropical bonsai" principles by trial and error. Most tropical bonsai grow best in full outdoor sun and are not suitable for indoors.
There's a lot of confusion about "INDOOR BONSAI." Most are not houseplants. THAT'S THE REASON MOST BONSAI DIE! Bonsai do not miraculously become houseplants just because they are called "indoor bonsai." We specialize in Dwarf Schefflera, the proven, most durable, most successful gift bonsai for anyone, anywhere who can grow houseplants! To differentiate, we trademarked "True Indoor Bonsai™"!
We're grateful for the support, assistance, and courtesies that have made it possible for us to survive after losing over $30 million in 1989 when we sprayed defective Benlate contaminated with weedkillers. The total net proceeds of both the 1994 Benlate product liability and the 2007 DuPont fraud settlements were less than 10% of our losses after taxes and legal fees. But we survived and have made exceptional progress after Fuku-Bonsai and Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation partnered to co-sponsor the Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center & Hawaii State Bonsai Repository, publish the monthly email Journal of Tropical & True Indoor Bonsai, and began teaching! WOW!
Much of this was made possible by Journal readers showing their support by becoming annual members of the Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation at just $12 per year. Any additional donations are gratefully accepted. We're committed to building a Tropical & True Indoor Bonsai community and becoming the highest credibility informational resource, the trusted supplier of high-potential prepared plants used in the Journal articles, and to provide personal assistance to those who join our Beginner and Fast-Track Study Groups.
Our impressive record ended when computers crashed in mid-November 2014 and we are learning new upgrades and programs. An improved website is needed and we seek volunteers who are knowledgeable and interested in becoming long-term members of the Journal editorial team and a Computer Advisory Committee. Volunteer docents and workshop leaders are also needed. The Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center & Hawaii State Bonsai Repository is steadily becoming a major Big Island visitor attraction with an impressive exhibit collection, large certified bonsai inventory for selection and shipping, and workshops that are the highlights of Hawaiian vacations.
Besides leading the Foundation, Michael Imaino is rebuilding center exhibits and about a third have been completed. Besides being the primary workshop leader, Edison Yadao is building the Big Island Promotional Partnership Program to get the community involved as we move into the next phase of "MAKING THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII AN INTERNATIONAL BONSAI MECCA!" 2015 will be another exciting year and we hope to resume publication soon.
We'll assist old and new customers and am committed to continually improve! A SUPER MAHALO to all who have supported and assisted us over the many years! ~~~David
Smaller than a dime! After 25 years, we have rebuilt our core bonsai business and will soon exit the Micro-Lobster specialty. Visit this website before it is removed. Email email@example.com for more information.
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PRIVACY STATEMENT. Fuku-Bonsai collects names, city and state, and e-mail addresses for the Journal of Tropical & True Indoor Bonsai from order forms, the guest book at the Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center, and as an honor system benefit for the members of the Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation. Fuku-Bonsai will not sell, trade, or make public email addresses. To remove, reply with "remove" as a subject. THE FUKU-BONSAI WEBSITE DOES NOT UTILIZE ANY "COOKIES".
THIS IS A JOINT WEBSITE OF FUKU-BONSAI INC., THE 501(3)(C) NON-PROFIT MID-PACIFIC BONSAI FOUNDATION. In the past, Fuku-Bonsai underwrote 99% of all expenses. As we move into the future, Fuku-Bonsai will increasingly focus on creating the finest quality and best value TRUE INDOOR BONSAI™ products. Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation is already the second largest Fuku-Bonsai stockholder behind the founding Fukumoto family. It will assume greater overall educational responsibilities and Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation will become the largest Fuku-Bonsai stockholder to increasingly oversee career Fuku-Bonsai managers and staff as part of the post-Fukumoto succession plan. This website will steadily be redesigned at time permits by David Fukumoto. If you have suggestions or can assist, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED VISITING FUKUBONSAI.COM AND WILL TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT OUR SITE!