The "Satsuki Azalea festival" is held every year in late may, when the trees are in full bloom. Now I always loved Azaleas, but when they flower they are without doubt stunning.

 

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Pink flowers and a fat trunk, this is an exceptional Bonsai tree.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

The gold background makes this tree almost explode, the nebari (root trunk) is great too.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Mixed flowers on this Azalea Bonsai.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

A tall one.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Wonderful patches of branches and flowers.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

A rarity, a cascading Azalea.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Not sure what variety this is, but the flowers are something!

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

The tree from above.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Pink flowers on this Satsuki Azalea.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Masculine pot.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Wonderful!

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

White and purple flowers.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Great flowers here too...

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

The festival entrance, at Ueno, Japan.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

The setting.

 

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Masterpieces neatly lined up.

 

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival

Amazing.

 

Photo courtesy by Do-ria and Makoto Tsuji. Learn more about Azalea Bonsai trees.