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2023 97th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition- Half 1 – Valavanis Bonsai Weblog

This yr, Half 1 of the 97th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition is being held on February 9-12, 2023 on the Tokyo Metropolitan Artwork Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan.

Having missed the final two Kokufu Bonsai Exhibitions, I personally really feel the attractive bonsai on show this yr was

Price The Wait!

Bought my outdated job again however the guard refused to let me maintain the signal!

Information from Half 1:

140 Exhibit Areas

95 Massive Bonsai

35 Chuhin (Medium) Compositions (70 pcs.)

8 Shohin Compositions (52 pcs.)

Complete Displayed Bonsai, Roughly 189

3 Kokufu Prizes

13 Kicho (Necessary Bonsai Masterpieces)

2 Particular Displays

Overseas Exhibitors:

2 U.S.A

4 Italy

2 Germany

1 Thailand

1 England

1 China

Kokufu Prize Japanese black pine

Kokufu prize Chojubai Award Japanese flowering quince

Kokufu Prize Korean hornbeam

The primary Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition was held in March 1934 within the outdated Tokyo Metropolitan Artwork Museum. That is the 89th yr the exhibition has been held with the 97th exhibitions. Initially the exhibition was held twice a yr for about ten years. It was suspended for 3 years due to World Struggle II. 

A number of issues I observed this yr is a slight change within the lighting inflicting interfering shadows on the backgrounds making the bushes troublesome to {photograph}. However, it should be remembered that the exhibition has been set as much as showcase the bonsai for apppreciation, not for pictures.

All of the Kicho necessary bonsai masterpieces didn’t have the silver coloured plaque and particular hanging label. Though all of the Kicho necessary bonsai masterpieces have been labeled with cardboard indicators. Additionally, an amazing lots of the bonsai weren’t centered on the show tables and a few weren’t straight. Maybe they have been moved when watering? The aisles gave the impression to be wider, in all probability due to Covid restrictions. Everybody coming into the museum needed to put on a face masks and sanitized their fingers.

Extra photographs tomorrow as I proceed my examine and appreciation of this positive artwork.



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