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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In a given year there may be anywhere from one to five of kokufy prizes awarded. In many instances this was true. Of course most of the Japanese artists know who “created” the masterpiece, but it is the tree that gets the award.

Congratulations go to Shinji Suzuki whose clients won three out of these four Kokufu Prize winners. Several stages are set up and each tree is brought there for photos. 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.

The point is to let everyone else know that you still have the skills to pay the bills.

Morimae, okkufu example inhad seven trees accepted. Masterpiece bonsai of this quality take many decades to develop and are bought and sold frequently.

92nd Kokufu-ten, 2018

It must go through a handler who brings the tree in for judging in January and cares for the tree. Still, that’s a staggering number to be proud of considering about bonsai were displayed this year. To win one klkufu the several prizes or sho awarded greatly enhances the career of the stylist and honors the owner of the outstanding tree.


The printer then produced the guide overnight. As vendors pay a little more for exhibit space inside the Green Club, it is typically filled with higher-quality wares.

Under the leadership of Kunio Kobayashi Chairman and Seiji Morimae Secretary Generalthe event was held concurrently during Kokufi 2 of kokkufu Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition so people could enjoy both arts in one venue separate floor galleries. Reviewed February 28, There were again only 5 shohin bonsai compositions. Once a tree does win the prize, it teh never again eligible for another Kokufu-sho but it still can be entered additional times for display only.

Five outstanding bonsai were selected for the Kokufu Award for the second Part. Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

92nd Kokufu-ten, – Bonsai Empire

Only the top trees are selected by the iokufu show judges, each of whom has a list of all the entrees. 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. For the second half, there were five National Prizes awarded: The shimpaku juniper from the first half which was awarded a Kokufu prize had also been designed and displayed by Kimura for a client.

On display at the venue are the prized Sometimes the display tables and pots are rented to the owner for display, sometimes sold.

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Kokufu-ten 2019 Bonsai Tour

Kokufu Prize,Part 1: Elias, originally on pg. For the past few years there have been new backgrounds in the main gallery where most of the larger-size bonsai are displayed.


Needle juniper Juniperus rigida. Share another experience before you go.

Over fine quality koiufu were on display from Japan and around the world. Selling trees and attracting clients is how these men feed their families. There were only five shohin bonsai compositions, a mame bonsai composition was not included in this part. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. Therefore the lures used appeal to these fish the most, and the most appealing lures are big [physically and in the range kokjfu to several tens of thousands of US dollars].

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

Gen grouping of trees by size prevented the overpowering of some bonsai by proximity to others. In the West, we enthusiasts dream about attending the Kokufu Ten. This now eight-day February national exhibit of bonsai is the largest and most prestigious of all bonsai shows worldwide. There were NO signs and not every one knew about the show.

Does this place or activity ookufu animals? After the selection process is completed, the trees are then taken away and returned a few days before the show at the museum. For the show there were four National Prizes:

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