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The Oldest and Largest Bonsai Exhibition of Ume (plum) Trees with Blossoms in Japan

2017/01/13

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Nagahama Bonsai Exhibition of Ume (plum) Trees with Blossoms has been started since 1952, and it’s the 66th time this year. About 90 bonsai pots out of 300 are displayed in the traditional Japanese room and some of them are as tall as about 3 meters. There are also old ones which are about 400 years old. There are many visitors every year coming to see these amazing plum trees.

 

This year’s exhibition is held from January 7th until March 12th at Keiunkan in Naghama City, Shiga Prefecture. Keiunkan is an 8-minute walk from Nagahama train station.


As soon as you walk into the building, you can see the displayed beautiful plum trees in a traditional Japanese room filled with so much fragrant smell (they smell flowery). Not only you can enjoy looking at the plum trees, you can also enjoy the atmosphere which let you feel Japan. This time of the year in Japan is very cold, so I recommend you to dress warmly if you visit.

 

The video was taken at Nagahama Bonsai Exhibition of Ume (plum) Trees with Blossoms last year.

 

T.F