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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That makes a total of more than individual bonsai specimens in Part 1. Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show. As I walked around on the first floor I noticed that each pro had at least one massive tree for sale. Bjorn Bjorholm bio excerpt from his website, http: Setting up the show is a communal effort, so after one’s trees are unloaded and set up with a little help from friendsthe next few hours are spent helping other nurseries, for instance, complete their displays.

After the exhibition was set up a group of judges awarded five coveted National Awards Kokufu-sho. The number of entries decreased slightly as [some] owners did not want their prize bonsai displayed in the Industrial Trade Center, they preferred the Art Museum.

Therefore, the foliage of the Japanese yew, cryptomeria and Needle juniper will mostly be in the reddish winter coloring. 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. The irony is, of course, that bonsai is not that big of a thing in Japan — many there still consider it to be an old man’s hobby. There were 46 medium-size three-point exhibits which included a main bonsai, often two, and a companion planting.


Only professional bonsai artists may bring the trees, like “tree handlers. Each time they change hands they usually improve in quality. Elias, originally on pg. Bai ten is one of the highlights of a bonsai tour to Japan. It faces one way or the other, but it always leads your eye to a side bonsai lower down, often a cascade style evergreen.

Houston Bonsai Society – 90th Kokufu-ten Exhibition –

Nearby Attractions See all nearby attractions. Inthe attendance was only about 17, people, but many foreign groups from Italy, France, Spain, etc. Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. It also had displays, 26 kicho Bonsai ookufu, and 55 medium size bonsai.

Is it free to enter this place? A minute free kokufk bus trip from the museum runs continuously throughout the day to the “club” area.

Kokufu-ten 2019 Bonsai Tour

Reviewed February 28, The trees also tem better. Master designer and artist Masahiko Kimura b. The museum had previously been renovated in Nearby Hotels See all nearby hotels. For the second half, there were five National Prizes awarded: Four outstanding bonsai were selected for the coveted Kokufu Award for this second Part. It must go through a handler who brings the tree in for judging in January and cares for the tree.

Kokufu Bonsai-Ten, Taito: Address, Phone Number, Kokufu Bonsai-Ten Reviews: 4.5/5

As vendors pay a little more for exhibit space inside the Green Club, it is typically filled with higher-quality wares. Chinese quince Pseudocydonia sinensis. Does this place or activity accept credit cards?

After each artist finished placing his customer’s trees, Mr. Artists look for eye movement direction and tree species in arranging the trees. In many instances this was true. The show does not open until Tuesday. This is another of the exhibits that is held for hobbyists, although many of the better trees have been styled and maintained by bonsai professionals.


It is tenn common to have one bonsai displayed in the Sakufu Ten and then have it displayed in the Kokufu Ten with different names only a month or two apart. Kimura worked on 70 teen 80 trees of the show, both deciduous and evergreen specimens.

92nd Kokufu-ten, – Bonsai Empire

Five outstanding bonsai were selected for the coveted Kokufu Award for this first Part. Is there a suggested donation to enter this place? Attendance for the 90th Kokufu Ten was estimated at about 20, people. Usually an evergreen is positioned next to a deciduous or broadleaf tree. Masahiko Kimura had worked on 55 pieces that were on display, which is down from over 70 a few years ago.

It must have been an ordeal to move over bonsai and display tables in elevators all the way up to the 7th floor. Valavanis ‘ trip members from overseas, kokuufu his own, went to the exhibit and had a difficult time finding it.

It gets particularly busy at gen end of the year, when many people go on shopping This outstanding, four-day national exhibit of bonsai is the largest and best of the late season shows, first held in There are now three Gallery Rooms. Of course most of the Japanese artists know who “created” the masterpiece, but it is the tree that gets the award.