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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Therefore, the foliage of the Japanese yew, cryptomeria and Needle juniper will mostly be in the reddish winter coloring. Nearby Restaurants See all 5, nearby restaurants.

The LED lighting is a tdn harsh on many trees and some are nearly impossible to photograph.

And material from the discussion thread, http: Still, that’s a staggering number to be proud of considering about bonsai were displayed this year. Traces of the history and culture of the Edo old Tokyo era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.

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

The Part 2 was held from Feb. The bonsai displayed range from large specimens up to about cm or 48″ tall to the small shohin-sized trees less than 25 cm or 10″ in height. Once a year, new trees are entered for evaluation by the owners of the bonsai.

For the show there were six National Prize winners see about halfway down the page. Once he got to the museum he saw the seven areas next to each other, and proceeded to set up his customers’ trees there. The bonsai are displayed by the mokufu name, not the artist who created them.

Perhaps four dozen vendors are inside the building there and another five dozen are outside.


The Kokufu-ten draws people from all over the world, many of whom are coming to shop for bonsai at the Green Club. The upper floor showcased the shohin and small bonsai.

In the West, we enthusiasts dream about attending the Kokufu Ten. In and the show was moved to the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Centerlocated across the street from the Asakusa Kannon Temple in Asakusaless than a mile to the east of Uenowhile the museum was being renovated to make it accessable for the elderly and handicapped. Elias, originally on pg.

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

Do you need to present an Identification Card when visiting this attraction? Reviewed October 12, But, it is important to remember that this exhibition is set up to display the beauty of the bonsai, not to provide a venue for people to photograph the trees.

Penjing Museum Aarin Packard observed in a mid-May entry in his blog: In order kookufu present more bonsai recently also, the events in and were scheduled in two parts, each lasting four days with a switch-out day between when all the trees would be changed on Saturday. 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. Remember that many artists are necessary to create masterpieces.

It is not uncommon to see a famous bonsai in different gardens every year. I heard on several occasions that the trees in lokufu Green Club would be better that those in the exhibit. That makes a total of more than individual bonsai specimens in Part 1.

The 91st Kokufu Ten Bonsai Show Larger Trees Part 1 Mp3 songs – Leslie Da Bass

Currently the biggest fish come from China, the recent growth of the Chinese economy has brought an appetite for high-end trees and pots. Between 30, and 35, people were expected to view the two-part show in — the first klkufu attendance was estimated to be over 15, persons. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.


These are often displayed on or next to a bonsai when on display. The NBA publishes a high-quality catalog or photo book afterwards to commemorate each show see below photos. The companion plants and suiseki are usually supplied by the handler of the trees, not usually the owners.

WNV heard in from a man who’s father lives about three blocks from the Green Club see below.

Bai ten is one of the highlights of a bonsai tour to Japan. Unlike in the West, the bonsai is the main object of the award, NOT the artist or the award. Of course most of the Japanese artists know who “created” the masterpiece, but it is the tree that gets the award.

One of William N. Four outstanding bonsai were kokkufu for the coveted Kokufu Award for this second Part. They can be identified by small metal tags hanging on a branch or a silver colored metal plaque.

Kokufu-ten 2019 Bonsai Tour

Sargent Juniper Juniperus chinensis. EventsCultural Events. This brought a new era to the combination, appreciation and promotion of bonsai and suiseki. These are automatically accepted into the show. Is this a place or activity you would go to on a rainy day? A happy Isao Omachi breaking down the display at the Kokufu exhibition.

There were NO signs and not every one knew about the show. Bjorn Bjorholm bio excerpt from his website, http: