「The 8th World Bonsai Convention, SAITAMA CITY」ended a great success.Thank you very much for visiting.

The 8th World Bonsai Convention, SAITAMA CITY

Japan Bonsai Suiseki SHIHO-TEN

■The exhibition of the world's greatest and most prestigious which collected the best of the Japanese bonsai and suiseki will be held.

The Japan Bonsai Suiseki Greatest Exhibition will be held in Saitama Super Arena so that bonsai fans can appreciate Japan's highest class bonsai and suiseki masterpieces. More than 300 bonsai, satsuki, shohin, and suiseki masterpieces wil lbe displayed, and there will also be some special exhibitions. There will be an extensive sales area with professionals dealing in varied bonsai goods:trees, stands, tools, pots, etc...Besides, various on-stage events, including demonstrations by bonsai artists from all over the world, will be showcased to participants.

:4.28 Fri~30 Sun
:Saitama Super Arena

■Advance tickets now on sale at various ticket agencies, convenience stores, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama Shintoshin Tourist Information Center, Urawa Tourist Information Center!

Japan Bonsai Suiseki SHIHO-TEN

■Japan Bonsai Suiseki SHIHO-TEN Program

①Shinpaku Juniper“ Hiryu”
Special display of Convention bonsai,“ Hiryu”
②Bonsai- Culture and History
The special culture of bonsai, its history, and how it spread to the world to become one of the most notable arts of Japan will be displayed through panels and real life bonsai. Masterpieces throughout Japan and Omiya will be on display.
③Special Exhibition 1 [Imperial Bonsai]
Display of bonsais and pots nearly 400 years old from the Imperial Palace will be on display.
④Special Exhibition 2[Japanese Masterpiece]
Display of bonsais and pots nearly 400 years old from the Imperial Palace will be on display.
⑤Bonsai Exhibition
Display of nearly 300 bonsai and suiseki from enthusiasts all over Japan. Exhibition will be one of the largest and highest levels in the world. Exhibition highlight will be a special display by two organizations and two enthusiasts.
⑥World Bonsai Exploration
Bonsai from different areas of the world introduced through photos and videos.
⑦Children’s Bonsai
Bonsai d isplay of 1,000 students from 11 elementary schools in Saitama City.

Demonstration and talk shows of bonsai master as well as cultural exchange program.

10:00-10:30 Omiya Minami Elementary School Wind Ensemble Concert
11:00-13:00 Taiga Urushibata & Juan Andrade Demonstration
13:30-15:30 Werner M. Busch & Hannes Fritz Demonstration

10:00-11:30 Hello!We are Bonkura from Kagawa prefecture!
11:00-13:00 Kenji Oshima & Jyoti & Nikunj Parekh Demonstration
13:15-14:15 Gardening Stage Masashi Mikami, Kaori Yamada
14:30-16:30 Michael Siow Chee Long & Lindsay Bebb Demonstration

10:00-11:30 The world of Bonsai beggining from mini size / Chie Yamazaki
12:00-12:30 Hakubi Kimono Show
13:00-15:00 Zhao Qingquan & Bjorn Bjorholm Demonstration
15:30-17:00 Grand Finale

⑨Saitama City Booth
Saitama City tourism information PR booth. Iwatsuki Doll display, N Gauge display, and a place for Saitama City International Junior Ambassador to communicate with foreign guests.Market by Saitama Product and Tourism Association.
⑩Japanese Garden & Tea Space
Tea ceremony perfected by Sen no Rikyu over 450 years ago has been passed down to todays generation for a time of relaxation. Feel the traditional Japanese garden and have a cup of tea with us.
Fee: 500 JPY
Garden Support: Japan F ederation of Landscape Contractors
Tea Support: Omiya Urako Association
⑪Bonsai Exhibition of Saitama Citizens
Bonsai displays made by citizens of Saitama City. Exhibition of collaboration of Saitama City local bonsai artist Kaori Yamada and photographer Hiroyuki Kudo. Pruning workshops will also be conducted.
⑫Display and Shopping Booths
184 booths from Japan selling bonsai, plants, books,tools, etc. and showing off local brands and traditional cultural souvenirs.
⑬Japan Shohin Bonsai Stage

10:00-11:30 Japanese Maple/Tomohiro Masumi
11:30-12:00 Display Explanations/Katsumi Komiya
13:00-15:00 Shimpaku Juniper/Koji Hiramatsu

10:00-11:30 How to make pots/Hideaki Shimizu
11:30-12:00 Display Explanations/Yukio Hirose
13:00-15:00 Kumquat Juniper/Hiroki Miura
15:30-16:00 Display Explanations/Katsumi Komiya

10:00-12:00 Temple Juniper/Daisaku Nomoto
12:00-12:30 Display Explanations/Yukio Hirose
13:00-14:30 Cape jasmine/Nobuyuki Hirose

※Tree varieties subject to change.

⑭International Shopping Booths for Export
The history of bonsai trade goes back to the early 1900s where bonsai was first exported to European countries.Today, bonsai is exported to eastern Europe as well as Asia and Africa. 14 booths will be setup to m ake purchase and clear quarantine.

The 8th World Bonsai Convention


Japan Bonsai Suiseki SHIHO-TEN