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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Masahiko Kimura had worked on 55 pieces that were on display, which is down from over 70 a few years ago. Additionally there were 44 medium-size compositions, each having a kokuvu of two main bonsai, plus companion plantings.

Reviewed February 22, Sometimes the display tables and pots are rented to the owner for display, sometimes sold.

The upper floor showcased the shohin and small bonsai. Kokufu Prize,Part 2: Forty-five trees were listed as important Bonsai Masterpieces. As you can see there were not only big expensive trees but material at every stage of development. Penjing Museum Aarin Packard observed in a mid-May entry in his blog: Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox.

Bjorn Bjorholm bio excerpt from his website, http: A few years earlier some visitors had complained to the Nippon Bonsai Association that the click of cameras bothered their appreciation of the bonsai. It is very 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.

The Japanese have their bonsai on display to show the kokuru of these wonderful trees. History was made on Februarywhen the newly reorganized Nippon Suiseki Exhibition held the first ever suiseki exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.


Share another experience before you go. As I walked around on the first floor I noticed that each pro had at least one massive tree kokuuf sale. These are often displayed on or next to a bonsai when on display. Kokufu Prize,Part 1: On display at the venue are the prized Bai ten is one of the highlights of kokufj bonsai tour to Japan.

The LED lighting is a bit harsh on many trees and some are nearly impossible to photograph. Usually the trees are photographed at night during the show. For the show there were six National Prize winners see about halfway down the page.

Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. The lowest level contained all the large bonsai, which comprise the majority of teh. These included five spectacular shohin compositions and each of these had at least five trees. Five outstanding bonsai were selected for the Kokufu Award for the second Part. 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.

Artists look for eye movement direction and tree species in arranging the trees.

The museum had previously been renovated in For Part 2, all of the trees from the first Part 1 were removed, except for the Imperial Bonsai Display and two other special exhibits, and they were replaced by another komufu areas including 51 medium-size exhibits and six shohin bonsai compositions.

Needle juniper Juniperus rigida.

Kokufu Bonsai Ten Shows, Part I

Reviewed March 30, After the selection process kokyfu completed, the trees are then taken away and returned a few days before the show at the museum. It is gold-colored with kanji characters which read “Kokufu Prize. For the show there were four National Kokuru Traces of the history and culture of the Edo old Tokyo era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. So there were actually approximately individual bonsai on display.


After each artist finished placing his customer’s trees, Mr.

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

For the past few years there have been new backgrounds in the main gallery where most of the larger-size kokuffu are displayed. This influences which trees are brought to sale. Valavanis, especially while hen latter was in Tokyo during the show. Master designer and artist Masahiko Kimura b. Once he got to the museum he saw the seven areas next to each other, and proceeded to set up his customers’ trees there.

A Japanese five-needle pine ‘Zuisho’, a shimpaku juniper Juniperus chinensis var. Sargent Juniper Juniperus chinensis.

All the bonsai are in one large room [compared to the usual four smaller rooms], no time to sit and think Sometimes an auction is also held.

Perhaps four dozen vendors are inside the building there and another five dozen are outside. Japanese flowering apricot, Sargent’s juniper, Ezo spruce, Korean hornbeam, and a Japanese five-needle pine. No special viewing opportunities are given for Nippon Bonsai Association members.

Masterpiece bonsai of this quality take many decades to develop and are bought and sold frequently. Once a year, new trees are entered for evaluation by the owners of the bonsai.

Bai ten is a mostly uncovered lot that is centered around a three-story building called the “Green Club. And material kokufj the discussion thread, http: