Bonsai exhibition at Tokyo metropolitan art museum in Ueno
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96th Kokufu Bonsai exhibition
I went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno to see the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition.
The first Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition was held in 1934.
It was organized by the Kokufu Bonsai-kai.
Before World War II, the exhibition was held twice a year, in spring and autumn.
Because a famous sculptor advise that “bonsai is to enjoy the seasons, and it is preferable to hold the exhibition in spring and autumn”.
Kokufu( Japanese style)
Kokufu means the customs and culture peculiar to a country.
Bonsai is regarded as a culture and art unique to Japan.
So the name Kokufu has been used as the name of the first Bonsai exhibition.
But the exhibition was suspended for three years during World War II.
And it was reopened in 1947.
It soothed the hearts of people who were devastated by the long war.
It conveyed a sense of relief and joy at the return of peace at last.
We are still maintaining the tradition of the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, the oldest in Japan.
Nowadays this exhibition is widely known abroad as the highest level and prestige bonsai exhibition in Japan.
I saw several beautiful bonsais from abroad too.
If you are interested in bonsai and coming to Japan in February, why not come to this exhibition?
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!