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online shops in Japan 9 months 4 weeks ago #55330

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Hello!
Does anyone know some big online shops for bonsai supply in Japan?
Ideal would be companies that do retail and wholesale and who have someone who speaks English.
I´ll be thankful for every hint!
Jens

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online shops in Japan 9 months 4 weeks ago #55331

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To get some context: do you live in Japan, want to do bonsai but don’t speak the language or what?

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Time zone suggests usa not Japan.

Jens: for import of plants to usa you will need a phytosanitary certificate. It is not cheep. Thats why Most trees imported is coming in to nurceries in bulk. If you find a very special tree however, the cost is negligbe.

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Tropfrog wrote: Time zone suggests usa not Japan.

I don’t trust that field at all tbh. It says you and I are on UTC-5 as well, and my attempts to set it in my profile failed...

Tropfrog wrote: Jens: for import of plants to usa you will need a phytosanitary certificate. It is not cheep. Thats why Most trees imported is coming in to nurceries in bulk. If you find a very special tree however, the cost is negligbe.

What one would need to do changes quite dramatically with your location, and can require way more than getting a certificate, or so people local to me and doing bonsai import from Japan tell me.
Anyway yes, that’s exactly the reason for asking for more information on the context of the OP’s request
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Hi everyone!

I live in Vienna (the one in Austria, just in case there are other ones in the US or wherever) and I don´t want to buy bonsai equipment (please don´t laugh or insist on a humanosanitary certificate) I want to sell.
For this I need a good and trustworthy shop who also does wholesale, comparable to Stone Lantern who sell my item the US.

Thanks!
p.s. I love the pseudonym topfrog, are you by any chance French?

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Thanks for clarifying.

(please don´t laugh or insist on a humanosanitary certificate)


Humanosanitary certificate :ohmy: :lol: :lol: :S . Not yet any need for that......

p.s. I love the pseudonym topfrog, are you by any chance French?


Thanks. It is actually Tropfrog, not topfrog. But I came to realize that it is very common missunderstanding trou the years. It source is way back in another decenium when I had a business breeding tropical dart frogs, have used it since. I am Swedish by the way.

BR
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Hi Jens,

Out of interest: What is it that you sell?

I know of one online store for bonsai equipment, but that is from the producers themselves, kaneshin bonsai tools: kaneshin.shop2.multilingualcart.com/index_en_jpy.html
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Kaneshin – what a wonderful shop!!
So many tools that are rarely seen in Europe and the background info about tools is highly interesting.

They seem to have everything but pots.
Unfortunately, (@Leatherback) because my product is a training pot with knobs (for guy wiring) and air pruning.
If you want to see them I can send you a link in a private message, otherwise people might think I abuse the empire for advertisement.

Magnus, sorry for the misunderstanding, but it was very funny. I could add another one by asking what dart frogs are used for in Sweden, but this is probably a question for a bowhunting forum.

Not to forget: if anyone knows a Japanese online shop just like Kaneshin but with (training) pots, please ...

Cheers,

Jens

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Ah, yes. I know the pots!
Are they your product? Or did you get a license to produce them?
I must say, I do not see them a lot in Europe. Have you contacted the owner of this site who runs an online store, linked to Deshima Bonsai in the Netherlands? I do not recall seeing the tie-pots at Deshima store. (Will be there on Saturday for the annual new years' reception and can take a look).

Kaneshin is a well-respected tool maker in Japan. Well worth sending them an email and asking whether they would be interested in also having pots on their site?

J.

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Thanks for telling me about Deshima, they have a very cool assortment and Ill write them a mail, of course.
I will write Kaneshin too, though it would surprise me if a shop would offer no other pot than mine ...
Thanks a lot!

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