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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There were NO signs and not every one knew about the show. Does this place or activity accept credit cards? Additionally there were 44 medium-size compositions, each having a minimum of two main bonsai, plus companion plantings. This grouping of trees by size prevented the overpowering of some bonsai by proximity to others.

The Kokufu-ten draws people from all over the world, many of whom are coming to shop for bonsai at the Green Club. This way the judges know that ,okufu there are, for example, perhaps twenty ume Prunus mumeJapanese flowering plum entered, they will be very critical on how each tree is evaluated, in contrast to a situation where if only a single pomegranate is entered, the judges might perhaps then make a few allowances so that a well-represented kokuru results.

The judges selected six Kokufu prize bonsai for Part 2. Masahiko Kimura had worked on 55 pieces that were on display, which is down from over 70 a few years ago.


Elias, originally on pg. They are automatically accepted for display in the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. Needle juniper Juniperus rigida. ookufu

Reviewed October 12, Bjorn Bjorholm bio excerpt from his website, http: Usually the trees are photographed at night during the show. That makes a total of more than individual bonsai specimens in Part 1.


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The bonsai were displayed in four rooms which allows one to mentally rest between studying the bonsai. Since its opening inthe museum has been very popular among citizens as a venue for public exhibitions by nationally and internationally renowned fine arts organizations. While there is a renaissance of sorts going on in Japan with smaller, more “fun” bonsai attracting young people, the prestigious Kokufu continues to present only the world’s finest “traditional” styles and sizes of potted trees.

Therefore the lures used appeal to these fish the most, and the most appealing lures are big [physically and in the range equivalent to several tens of thousands of US dollars]. Between 30, and 35, people were expected to view the two-part show in — the first part’s attendance was estimated to be over 15, persons. Under the leadership of Kunio Kobayashi Chairman and Seiji Morimae Secretary Generalthe event was held concurrently during Part 2 of the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition so people could enjoy both arts in one venue separate floor galleries.


This now eight-day February national exhibit of bonsai is the largest and most prestigious of all bonsai shows worldwide. Therefore, the foliage of the Japanese yew, cryptomeria and Needle juniper will mostly be in the reddish winter coloring.

He is responsible for displaying and preparing the bonsai for his clients, but not necessarily for their creation. Only the last person who does something to the tree becomes “famous. For the show there were six National Prize winners see about halfway down the page.

92nd Kokufu-ten, 2018

The Tokyo Green Club in Ueno often has shows here on weekends throughout the year, with trees, pots, tools, books, and magazines for sale.

Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show. The Japanese have their bonsai on display to show the beauty of these wonderful trees. Over 40, visitors annually were viewing the show in the early klkufu. The storm’s affect on Kokufu Ten attendance was not reported.

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

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. Sargent Juniper Juniperus chinensis. Usually every ten years the show is doubled to about trees.