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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So there were actually approximately individual bonsai on display. Over 40, visitors annually were viewing the show in the early s. Elias, originally on pg. The small plaque on top is designated for an Important Bonsai Masterpiece.

Reviewed March 12, via mobile. These included five spectacular shohin compositions and each of these had at least five trees.

The Kokufu show was previously housed on two basement floors of the Museum. Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. The lower gold plaque is for the Kokufu Prize.

There were 24 Important Bonsai Masterpieces or kicho bonsai in the exhibition. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries.

Download The 91st Kokufu Ten Bonsai Show Larger Trees Part 1

TripAdvisor has been notified. At Ameyoko which starts in kookufu of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed kokufj fishmongers. Visitors had cell phones snapping away, as well as some with larger cameras. A Japanese five-needle pine ‘Zuisho’, a shimpaku juniper Juniperus chinensis var. Is there a suggested donation to enter this place?


The Kokufu Ten is set up on Kokudu and Saturday. This brought a new era to the combination, appreciation and promotion of bonsai and suiseki. 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. You see, as an individual you cannot display a tree.

Morimae, for example inhad kkoufu trees accepted. Nearby Attractions See all nearby kookufu. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. The bonsai are displayed by the owner’s name, not the artist who created them. Five outstanding bonsai were selected for the coveted Kokufu Award for this first Part.

For the second half, there were five National Prizes awarded: It must have been an ordeal to move over bonsai and display tables in elevators all the way up to the 7th floor. The irony is, of course, that bonsai is not that big of a thing in Japan — many there still consider it to be an old man’s hobby. Kimura worked on 70 to 80 trees of the show, both deciduous and kokyfu specimens. Chinese quince Pseudocydonia sinensis. Six outstanding bonsai were selected for the coveted Kokufu Award for this first Part.

This kkokufu of display is often seen as boring or static, however, by Westerners. For the show there were six National Prize winners see about halfway down the page. The lowest level contained all the large bonsai, which comprise the majority of displays. Is this a place or activity you would go to on a rainy day? Therefore, the foliage of the Japanese yew, cryptomeria and Needle juniper will mostly be in the reddish winter coloring.


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

Is this a place or activity you would suggest for families with kids? Not only are there hundreds of great trees, pots, tools and other bonsai paraphernalia on site, but they are all for sale. The Japanese have their bonsai on display to show the beauty of these wonderful trees.

Kooufu the last person who handled kokuu bonsai receives all the accolades and the people who risked their lives to collect the trees, the people who cared for it and established it, and others who may have done some preliminary training do not.

These are automatically accepted into the show. Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple Currently the biggest fish come from China, the recent growth of the Chinese economy has brought an appetite for high-end trees and pots. Although taking place in the dead of winter, nothing is forced to bloom or bud early for the show.

Yen award goes with the tree, and everyone knows which tree received the award. One of William N.