Takamatsu Bonsai Convention2014

The City of Takamatsu in Kagawa produces about 80% of pine bonsai in Japan. Please join us to appreciate beautiful bonsai in the historic serenity and beauty of Tamamo Park & Ritsurin Garden. We are looking forward to welcoming you in October.
October 29th (Wed.) ~ November 3rd (Mon.)

The Venue (The Period)

  • Tamamo Park(Hiunkaku Hall 10/29~11/01・Sakuranobaba
    〈Formerly riding ground〉10/30~11/01)
  • Ritsurin Garden(Kikugetsu-tei 10/29~11/03)
  • Kagawa Kinashi Ueki Bonsai Center(10/31~11/02)
  • JA Kagawa Kokubunji Bonsai Center(10/31~11/02)

※You need to pay your own entrance fee at Tamamo Park & Ritsurin Garden.
※The contents will be change in case.

Contact

Kagawa Bonsai Production Promotion Conference
(Takamatsu Bonsai Convention Steering Committee)
51, Sato, Kinashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa
TEL. +81 80-2971-0241

Registration.

You need to register to participate in the following activities. Welcome Party, One Day Tour to Naoshima, Workshop, and shuttle bus pass.Please register on this site.

Participate
Download registration form
The deadline is continued until reaching the fixed number.

Tamamo park

Tamamo Park is built around the ruins of Takamatsu Castle. The castle was built in 1590 by Ikoma Chikamasa. The castle is famous in Japan for being one of the few coastal castles in the Country. Found within the park grounds is Hiunkaku Hall, a detached residence of the lord of a clan in Takamatsu during the Taisho period. The Hall is coveted by a forest canopy of aged pine. This is the venue of the Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition.(Entrance Fee:¥200)

Bonsai Suiseki Exhibition

Oct.29 (Wed.)~Nov. 01 (Sat.)10:00~20:00  ※till 16:30 only on Saturday.

Hiunkaku-Hall

Hiunkaku Hall holds important National Cultural Properties, not to mention exquisite architecture. The surrounding gardens include a dry landscape as well as many mature, well cared for plantings. This is the setting for the Bonsai and Suiseki display. There is also a Western themed interpretative centre.

Hiunkaku-Hall
Hiunkaku-Hall
the Illumination at Night the Illumination at Night

Oct.29 (Wed.)~Nov. 01 (Sat.)
17:00~20:00
This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and appreciate Hiunkaku-Hall lit in the evening. We think you will be delighted with the evening displays.

Bonsai Demonstration

Oct. 30 (Thu.)~ Nov. 01 (Sat.) 13:00~17:00 ※till 16:00 only on Saturday.

Sakura no baba

Sakura no baba, as the name implies is well known for cherry blossom viewing. This will be the venue where three young bonsai artists who are actively working to promote bonsai both nationally and around the world will awe us with their special skills and presentations.

Koji Hiramatsu Oct.30(Thu.)Koji Hiramatsu
Date of Birth : December 1967
Garden : The successor to Hiramatsu Syunsyou-en, fourth generation
Current Position : Chairman of Takamatsu Bonsai Convention Steering Committee, Director of All Japan Shohin Bonsai Association, All Japan Shohin Bonsai Association Official Demonstrator

Bjorn Bjorholm Oct.31(Fri.)Bjorn Bjorholm
Date of Birth : 1986 U.S.A.
Experience : When he was 13, started Bonsai as a hobby. Apprenticeship at Fujikawa Kokaen in Osaka since 2008. Works at Fujikawa International Bonsai School in Kokaen as a teacher. Teaching Bonsai all over the world every year.
http://www.bjorvalabonsaistudio.com

Taiga Urushibata Nov.01(Sat.)Taiga Urushibata
Date of Birth : July 1979
Experience : Apprenticed under Mr. Masahiko Kimura for 6 years, when he was 20 years old. Regarded overseas as an exceptional demonstrator, has been invited to Spain, U.S.A, France, Poland, Italy and Colombia.
Garden : Successor to Taisho-en, second generation

Bonsai Cafe Bonsai Cafe
Oct.30(Thu.)~Nov.01(Sat.)
11:00~20:00
※till 16:00 only on Saturday
You can appreciate Modern Exhibited Bonsai while relaxing and having tea at this kiosk.
SANUKI Food Space SANUKI Food Space
Oct.30(Thu.)~Nov.01(Sat.)
11:00~20:00
※till 16:00 only on Saturday
You can enjoy popular, local, gourmet cuisine as well as some specialty products at this kiosk.
Music Concert Music Concert
Oct.30&31 (Thu.& Fri.)
18:00~
Nov.0 1 (Sat.) 11:00~
Japanese drummers and musicians from Kokubunji, who often perform in Kagawa will give an always popular show.
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Ritsurin garden

Ritsurin Garden is a Daimyo strolling garden constructed by the lord of Takamatsu clan in the 17th century. It is an authentic, traditional Japanese garden with sprawling hills and ponds expertly constructed on over 70 Hectares of land.(Entrance Fee:¥410)

Bonsai Suiseki Exhibition

Oct.29 (Wed.)~Nov.03 (Mon.)9:00~16:30

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〈Fee:A. Green Tea with Japanese sweets ¥500 , B. Powdered Green Tea with Japanese sweets ¥700〉
※After purchase either A or B, please enter the Tea House and appreciate the Bonsai over having Green Tea.

There will be bonsai and suiseki displayed both inside the tea house and the surrounding garden. For an additional small fee you will be able to enjoy green tea and traditional tea sweets.

Ritsurin garden
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Takamatsu Bonsai Producers - Kinashi ・Kokubunji

Kinashi and Kokubuji have a long history of producing pine bonsai. There are dozens of fine bonsai nurseries in the area, they all welcome you to visit them during these days. As well the local bonsai centre in each town will be hosting festivities sure to impress and entice all who visit.

Kinashi Bonsai-Gardening Festival

Kinashi Bonsai-Gardening Festival

Oct. 31 (Fri.)~ Nov.0 2(Sun.) 9:00~16:30

Kagawa Kinashi Ueki Bonsai Centre

The Centre will host a bonsai exhibition as well as a bonsai auction, workshops, lots of information and a childrens bonsai exhibition as well. There will be many growers, hobbyists, venders and families putting on the event. Most everything bonsai you can imagine will be available for sale.

Kokubunji Bonsai Center big exhibition and sale

Kokubunji Bonsai Center big exhibition and sale

Oct. 31 (Fri.)~ Nov.0 2(Sun.) 9:00~16:30

JA Kagawa Kokubunji Bonsai Center

There will be a fine exhibition of local bonsaias wellas a number of vendors offering varieties of bonsai and much more, such as kusamono (accent plantings), tools and even a consultation corner offering advice oncare and growing of bonsai.

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Venue Access

Tamamo Park

2-1 Tamamo-cho Takamatsu Kagawa 760-0030
Tel. +81 87-851-1521

Ritsurin Garden

1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho Takamatsu Kagawa 760-0073
Tel. +81 87-833-7411

Kagawa Kinashi Bonsai Center

333-1 Yamaguchi Kinashi-cho Takamatsu Kagawa 761-8025
Tel. +81 87-882-4091

JA Kagawa Kokubunji Bonsai Center

353-1 Kokubu Kokubunji-cho Takamatsu Kagawa 769-0102
Tel. +81 87-874-2795

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We’ll run the shuttle bus for 2 days. (booking may be required)

The free shuttle bus route: Ritsurin Garden – Tamamo Park – Kinashi – Kokubunji
October 31st and November 1st from 9:00 to 16:00.
Registered guests who registered in advance can take it.
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Other Events

Welcome Party

October 29th (Wed.) 18:30 ~ (Registration required)
On the first day of the event we'll entertain you food and beverage, you will be able to enjoy various local cuisine, local nature and culture. Bonsai lovers will have a great opportunity to meet and talk with each other . The fee of participation is \10,000. You need to apply when you register.

Work Shop

Work Shop

October 31st (Fri.) ~ November 1st (Sat.) 10:00 ~ 12:00 (Registration required)
Kagawa Kinashi Ueki Bonsai Center
The Bonsai Artist in Kinashi Ueki Bonsai Center will initiate how to take care of Bonsai through the easy Bonsai experience. The fee of participation is \20,000. The First 20 people can take part in this work shop each day. You need to apply when you register.

One Day Tour in Naoshima

One Day Tour in Naoshima

October 30th (Thu.) 8:00~18:00(Registration required)
You can tour Naoshima one of the most famous islands of the Seto Inland Sea (receiving attention as the holy land for modern art in the world). This is a guided tour. You will visit "Chichu Art Museum", designed by famed architect, Tadao Ando. Much of the Island will be toured by bus. Lunch will be served at the Japanese restaurant in Chichu Art Museum. The fee of participation is \13,000. The first 40 people can take part in this tour. You need to apply when you register.
※In case of rough weather, we’ll change the plan.

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Recommended Hotels

JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu

JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu

http://www.jrclement.co.jp/en/

RIHGA Hotel Zest Takamatsu

RIHGA Hotel Zest Takamatsu

http://www.rihga.com/

Takamatsu Century Hotel

Takamatsu Century Hotel

http://www.takamatsu-century.com/en/

Hotel Kawaroku Her-Stage

Hotel Kawaroku Her-Stage

http://www.kawaroku.co.jp/english/

Sakaide Grandhotel

Sakaide Grandhotel

http://www.sakaide-grandhotel.jp/sakaide/

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