Throughout the year several Bonsai, Shohin and Suiseki Exhibitions are held in Japan. By far the most important exhibition is the Kokufu-Ten, where the highest quality Bonsai trees of Japan are displayed. The exhibition is held in Kyoto in February. For Shohin lovers the most important show is the Gafu-Ten, also held in Kyoto in January.

In this article an overview is provided of the yearly main events.



Bonsai shows and events in Japan



Sakufu-ten, Tokyo. A Bonsai exhibition held early January.
Gafu-ten, Kyoto. The most important Shohin Exhibition in Japan, held early January.
Koju-ten, Kanuma. Azalea (Satsuki) Bonsai show, early January.
Meifu-ten, Nagoya. Large Bonsai show organized in mid January.



Kokufu-ten, Kyoto. The world famous Bonsai exhibition, main event of the Year. Held early February.



Sogo-ten, Tokyo. Japanese Suiseki exhibition, held late March.
Shunga-ten, Osaka. Shohin exhibition held late March.



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Omiya Bonsai festival, Omiya. Held early May.
Satsuki Festival, Kanuma. Held late May, when the Azaleas are in full bloom.



Satsuki festival, Tokyo. Satsuki tree show, held early June.
Meihin-ten, Tokyo. Japanese Suiseki exhibition, held mid June.



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Yusui-ten, Tokyo. A Satsuki tree exhibit.
Kinashi Bonsai Festival, Takamatsu. Held late October.



Shuga-ten, Tokyo. Medium sized Shohin exhibition organized in early November.
Annual Bonsai Exhibition, Takamatsu. Held mid/late November.
Taikan-ten, Kyoto. A Large Bonsai exhibition held in late November.
Kyushu Miyabi-Ten, Kumamoto. A small shohin exhibition held late November.



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