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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Valavanis, especially while the latter was in Tokyo during the show. Still, that’s a staggering number to be proud of considering about bonsai were displayed this year. Once a year, new trees are entered for evaluation by the owners of the bonsai.

Each time they change hands they usually improve in quality. Usually every ten years kokfuu show is doubled to about trees.

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

Five outstanding bonsai were selected for the Kokufu Award for the second Part. Also there were seventy Kicho Bonsai displayed. Is this a place or activity you would go to on a rainy day? 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.

The NBA publishes a high-quality catalog or photo book afterwards to commemorate each show see below photos. Considering that each shohin bonsai composition had six main bonsai and a side tree all very consistent which shows the current taste of display and most medium size exhibits had two trees nearly individual specimens were shown. In Part 2 there were only four shohin bonsai compositions which each had more than five specimens.


Once he got to the museum he saw the seven areas next to each other, and proceeded to set up his customers’ trees there. Important Bonsai Masterpieces or kicho bonsai have been designated by the Nippon Bonsai Association as special masterpieces because of their beauty or rarity of the species. For the show there were six National Prize winners see about halfway down the page. The Tokyo Green Club in Ueno often has shows here on weekends throughout the year, with trees, pots, tools, books, and magazines for kokyfu.

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The lowest level contained all the large bonsai, which comprise the majority teb displays. The museum had previously been renovated in Reviewed March 22, 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 judges selected six Kokufu prize bonsai for Part 2. Reviewed March 30, All the bonsai are in one large room [compared to the usual four smaller rooms], no time to sit and think Is there a suggested donation to enter this place?

For the year there were displays including only six shohin kolufu. See all nearby hotels See all 5, nearby restaurants See all nearby attractions.

The bonsai exhibition is open to the general public and is always seen by crowds. TripAdvisor has been notified. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping The snow storm hit the capital on the eve of its gubernatorial election.

90th Kokufu-ten Exhibition – 2016

Reviewed October 12, To win one of the several prizes or sho awarded greatly enhances the career of the stylist and honors the owner of the outstanding tree. Traces of the history and culture of the Edo old Tokyo era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. The small plaque on top is designated for an Important Bonsai Masterpiece. So there were actually approximately individual bonsai on display.


The old backgrounds were beige, smooth and shiny and are still being used in the other three galleries. The new ones are white with a slight texture like burlap and a bit reflective, making the entire room bright white and showing quite a difference and improvement from the past exhibitions.

It must have been an ordeal to move over bonsai and display tables in elevators all the way up to the 7th floor. Reviewed February 28, View of the 92nd Kokufu ten,Part I, before the main crowds. Only professional bonsai artists may kokufuu the trees, like “tree handlers. You see, as an individual you cannot display a tree. Kkoufu Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers.

Sargent Juniper Juniperus chinensis. 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. In and the show was moved to the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Centerlocated across the street from the Asakusa Kannon Temple kokutu Asakusaless than a mile to the okkufu of Uenokokuu the museum was being renovated to make it accessable for the elderly and handicapped.

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