What do Bonsai, Katsura Rikyu & Ginkaku-ji temple in Kyoto all have in common? The answer is that they are all interwoven through Japanese history with regards to aesthetics and design. KATSURA RIKYU Katsura Rikyu is, of course, … Read More
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It’s your last chance to sign up for our January 2017 Gafu-ten Japan Bonsai Tour! Apply before the August 1st deadline, and join us on an adventure through Japan. You will be guided to the Gafu-ten all shohin bonsai exhibition … Read More
Culture Japan’s rich cultural heritage permeates every aspect of modern life, from the daily interactions of folks on the streets to the way dinner is served at local eateries. Attention to detail, appreciation of subtle beauty, and impeccable customer service are … Read More
We are now offering a guided Japanese bonsai tour in November 2016. Participants will be taken to the Taikan-ten Bonsai Exhibition in Kyoto; the Omiya Bonsai Village, Masahiko Kimura’s garden, and Kunio Kobayashi’s garden in Tokyo; Aichi-en and Shimpuku-ji in Nagoya; … Read More
The second and third days of the tour were spent visiting famous gardens and temples in and around Kyoto. Tenryu-ji in the Arashiyama area just west of the city was the group’s first stop. This temple was founded in 1339 … Read More
Bjorvala Bonsai Studio’s inaugural Japan Bonsai Tour, held in January 2016, took nineteen participants from four countries to many of Japan’s most famous bonsai nurseries and gardens. The tour began in Kyoto city with a visit to the world-renowned Gafu-ten … Read More