The John Naka Endowment Fund
After John Naka's passing on May 19, 2004, the
National Bonsai Foundation received numerous
monetary contributions in his memory. In response to this worldwide outpouring of support, the John Naka
Endowment Fund was established.
Alice Naka, John's widow, was touched by all the contributions. It was
her wish that the endowment fund be used for bonsai education and upkeep of the
John Y. Naka
North American Pavilion at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.