ANNOUNCING THE 2O14 88TH KOKUFU TEN BONSAI EXHIBITION

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Valavanis Bonsai Blog

The 2014 88th KOKUFU BONSAI EXHIBITION

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Gallery, Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

 Part 1: February 4-7, 2014

Part 2: February 9-12, 2014

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The Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, now sponsored by the Nippon Bonsai Association, is the premier bonsai exhibition in Japan, and the world. Hobbyists try quite hard, often for years to have their trees accepted for this judged event where only bonsai of the highest quality are displayed eligible for the coveted Kokufu Sho Prizes.

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Japanese back pine

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Japanese maple

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Camellia, Kokufu sho Prize

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Sargent juniper, displayed by American Doug Paul

An annual book is published after the exhibition featuring every bonsai in the show which make for excellent study of form, species and more importantly the current trends of the Japanese bonsai world.

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No. 1 Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, March 1934

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No. 1 Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, March 1934

The first Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition was held in March…

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