Bonsai in Japan

World Bonsai Convention Display at Omiya Train Station


It was thrilling to be in Japan for the World Bonsai Convention at the end of April 2017 at Saitama City/Omiya, north of Tokyo. This convention happens once every four years and draws bonsai enthusiasts from around the world. The displays are amazing! The next one will be in 2021 in Perth, Australia.

A Juniper at the train station.

Even though I was in Japan to look at bonsai, I found cherry blossoms too. Here they are on a sake barrel at a shrine in Omiya.

A gorgeous bonsai from the Imperial Household.

The multitude of bonsai was almost overwhelming.

Bonsai inspired a billboard near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.

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