The Taikan-ten takes place each year in November, in Kyoto. The level of the displayed Bonsai is incredibly high.

The Taikan-ten is one of the few traditional shows that features Bonsai in displays, with scrolls and suiseki. But several contemporary displays can be found as well. The best Bonsai of the show is awarded the Prime Minister Award, this year a Juniper owned by mr. Katsuya (designed by Shinji Suzuki) won the award.

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

The winning tree.

 

Taikan ten Japan

Mr. Shinji Suzuki doing an interview with us (see movie below)

 

Taikan-ten Movie

 

Overview of the Taikan-ten show

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

 

Special Exhibitions at the Taikan-ten show

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

 

S-Cube sales booth

Taikan ten Japan

Price: 180.000 USD

 

Taikan ten Japan

 

Taikan ten Japan

Price: 350.000 USD

 

Taikan ten Japan

Mr. Seiji Morimae and mr. Kimura in front of a very expensive Bonsai, priced: 30.000 USD