A history archive of Yuji Yoshimura (1921-1997) and Alfred Koehn, the men who brought bonsai to the West
Item 1: Correspondence from Yuji Yoshimura:
In this early 1950s greeting card addressed to a Lt. Col. and Mrs. Lange, Yoshimura includes a photograph from a Tokyo exhibition he had attended two years earlier. He mentions his friend Alfred Koehn, the diplomat and author with whom Yoshimura popularized bonsai in the Western world. The cover of the card is a 20th century edition of woodblock print by Hiroshige (from 36 Views of Fuji). The card is signed by Yoshimura in English and Japanese.
Item 2: Correspondence from Alfred Koehn
This greeting card (also to Lt. Col. Lange) notes Koehn's upcoming lectures and exhibitions on dwarf trees. We believe the print on the cover to be an original design by Koehn.