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Over bonsai of most species and styles are displayed at the most prestigious bonsai exhibition in the world with the longest history, the Kokufu-ten. Together with travel agency, Nippon Express, we have assembled a unique tour to the Kokufu-ten and the famous bonsai gardens of Japan. Besides this, there. First held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in with the aim of improving bonsai art and developing traditional Japanese culture, the “Kokufu Bonsai.

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Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple For the Sakufu Ten where the exhibition books are sold in December at the show, the trees are actually judged and photographed the previous October. This is another of the exhibits that is held for hobbyists, although fen of the better trees have been styled and maintained by bonsai professionals.

The Part 2 was held from Feb. There were 46 medium-size three-point exhibits which included a main bonsai, often two, and a companion planting. Sargent Juniper Juniperus chinensis. Once a year, new trees are entered for evaluation by komufu owners of the bonsai.

Reviewed March 30, History was made on Februarywhen the newly reorganized Kokudu Suiseki Exhibition held the first ever suiseki exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Needle juniper Juniperus rigida. This now eight-day February national exhibit of bonsai is the largest and most prestigious of all bonsai shows worldwide.


90th Kokufu-ten Exhibition – 2016

Over fine quality suiseki were on display from Japan and around the world. The Kokufu-ten draws people from all over the world, many of whom are coming to shop for bonsai at the Green Club. A happy Isao Omachi breaking down the display at the Kokufu exhibition. Trident maple Acer buergerianum.

There were 18 Important Bonsai Masterpieces or kicho bonsai in the exhibition. The more I walked around the more I was struck by the size of the bonsai industry in Japan and the number of businesses it supported. Reviewed March 22, After each artist finished placing his customer’s trees, Mr. Several stages are set up and each tree is brought there for photos.

The elder grows bonsai and did not know about the show or the sales area!

Kokufu Bonsai-Ten (Taito) – All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) – TripAdvisor

Japanese flowering apricot, Sargent’s juniper, Ezo spruce, Korean hornbeam, and a Japanese five-needle pine. Perhaps four dozen vendors are inside the building there and another five dozen are outside.

One of William N. Kokufu Prize,Part 1: After the exhibition was set up a group of judges awarded five coveted National Awards Kokufu-sho.

Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. The small plaque on top is designated for an Important Bonsai Masterpiece. The lowest level contained all the large bonsai, which comprise the majority of displays.


Masahiko Kimura had worked on 55 pieces that were on display, which is down from over 70 a few years ago. There are perhaps over Important Masterpiece Bonsai now. First held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in with the aim of improving bonsai art and developing traditional Japanese culture, the “Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition” has a history of more than 80 years. Currently the biggest fish come from China, the recent growth of the Chinese economy has brought an appetite for high-end trees and pots.

Kokufu-ten 2019 Bonsai Tour

Parts 1 and 2 jokufu had display areas; however, there were a great number medium-size bonsai which usually include two or more trees. Congratulations go to Shinji Suzuki whose clients won three out of these four Kokufu Prize winners. A minute free shuttle bus trip from the museum runs continuously throughout the day to the “club” area. Is there food available at this place or activity?

The new ones are white with a slight texture like burlap and a bit reflective, making the entire room bright white and showing quite a difference and improvement from the past exhibitions. Remember that many artists are necessary to create masterpieces.