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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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. Part 1 of the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition had exhibits. The small plaque on top is designated for an Important Bonsai Masterpiece.

These are automatically accepted into the show. World Bonsai Friendship Federation,pp. Is this a place or activity you would go komufu on a rainy day? It is gold-colored with kanji characters which read “Kokufu Prize.

kokuuf Japanese flowering apricot, Sargent’s juniper, Ezo spruce, Korean hornbeam, and a Japanese five-needle pine. The upper floor showcased the shohin and small bonsai. The artist s is not mentioned in the commemorative album see belowbut often is if a magazine writes about the kookufu of the tree. Selling trees and attracting clients is how these men feed their families. The lowest level contained all the large bonsai, which comprise the majority of displays. Four outstanding bonsai were selected ren the coveted Kokufu Award for this second Part.

After the final positioning was done, the show guide was completed because nobody knew the exact location of the trees until the last minute. Inthe attendance was only about 17, people, but many foreign groups from Italy, France, Spain, etc.


The shimpaku juniper from the first half which was awarded a Kokufu prize had also been designed and displayed by Kimura for a client.

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The Kokufu-ten draws people from all over the world, many of whom are coming to shop for bonsai at the Green Club. These are often displayed on or next to a bonsai when on display.

Valavanis, especially while the latter was in Tokyo during the show.

As vendors pay a little more for exhibit space inside the Green Club, it is typically filled with higher-quality wares. For the year there were tdn including only six shohin compositions. Another exhibitor from Italy also displayed a Sargent juniper bonsai and received one of the five Kokufu-sho awards, the first time for a foreigner. It must have been an ordeal to move over bonsai and display tables in elevators all the way up to the 7th floor.

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. koiufu

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During the closure, several new elevators and escalators were installed along with many massive textured concrete walls. View of the 92nd Kokufu ten,Part I, before the main crowds.

The bonsai exhibition is open to the general public and is always seen by crowds.

During his time in Japan, Bjorn’s works were featured in the Kokufu-ten, Sakufu-ten, and Taikan-ten exhibitions, among many others. Needle juniper Juniperus rigida. In comparison, for the first half of the double-show year, three of he National Prizes were awarded.

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All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Sometimes an auction is also held. The bonsai were displayed in four rooms which allows one to mentally rest between studying the bonsai.

This grouping of trees by size prevented the overpowering of some bonsai by proximity to others. They are automatically accepted for display in the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition. Over fine quality suiseki were on display from Japan and around the world. It faces one way or the other, but it always leads your eye to a side bonsai lower down, often a cascade style evergreen.

As much as 27 centimetres — Share another experience before you go. The judges selected six Kokufu prize bonsai for Part 2. After the selection process is completed, the trees are then taken away and returned a few days before the show at the museum. This is the bonsai sales area set up to accommodate bonsai shoppers visiting the Kokufu Ten. Once he got to the museum he saw the seven areas next to each other, and proceeded to set ren his customers’ trees there.

Parts 1 and 2 each had display areas; however, there were a great number medium-size bonsai which usually include two or more trees.