Brought to Hawaii more than a century ago by plantation workers, bonsai has become a tradition for many families. In this photo, sensei Ron Kaneshiro shows Precy Calimlim how to trim a schefflera plant during a Pearl City Bonsai Club workshop. “We want to perpetuate the bonsai and pass it on to the younger generations,” says the club’s vice president, Herb Okemura. The club has 55 members and welcomes those who are interested. Meetings and workshops are every third Saturday of the month at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City, 1525 Waimano Home Road.
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