Japanese traditional culture
“Shunkaen BONSAI Museum”, Tokyo Bonsai Art Museum. The “Shunkaen BONSAI Museum”, headed by Kobayashi Kunio, a master of bonsai world, is a popular tourist spot that 10,000 people visit from around the world annually. The 1-day experience classes are very popular not only in Japan but also overseas and elementary school students.
Recently, Japanese culture is attracting attention overseas. Above all, bonsai, where you can enjoy small nature, is popular all over the world under the name of “BONSAI”.
So far in Japan, bonsai has had the image of being an elderly hobby. In recent years, the number of young lovers has increased, and the value has been reviewed again.
Kobayashi Kunio is spreading the appeal of such Japanese traditional culture Bonsai to the world. There is also a bonsai produced by Mr. Kobayashi, which has a price of 100 million yen.
Bonsai Art Museum “Shunkaen” located in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo is a notable tourist spot where you can enjoy bonsai. With an extensive site of over 2500 square meters, the museum also offers a variety of experience events throughout the year. If you would like to know more about the world of bonsai, why not take a vacation and visit?
Shunkaen also offers many programs for foreigners to experience Japanese culture. Many foreigners have visited the Bonsai Art Museum to buy bonsai and learn techniques. Touching Japanese traditional culture will be a valuable memory for visitors from overseas. When foreign visitors come to Japan, you should be pleased if you introduce this bonsai experience.
Introducing access to the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum. From Japan Railway Tokyo Station, take the Sobu Line and get off at Koiwa Station to the south exit side. From there, take the Keisei Bus from bus stop 76 and get off at the Keiyoguchi bus stop. From there you can reach the destination in about 3 minutes on foot.
Charms and Highlights of Shunkaen Bonsai Museum
Try touching the beauty of the bonsai
A work of art “Bonsai” that creates magnificent natural scenery in a small bowl. “Shunkaen Bonsai Museum” in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo is born in 2002 with the thought that Kunio Kobayashi’s “I would like to spread the bonsai deeper into the world”. Kobayashi, a Bonsai artist, has won the Prime Minister’s Prize and Higashi Kuninomiya Cultural Award, the Japan’s 3rd Prize. The number of bonsai lined in a garden with a pond where the carp sways elegantly and a Japanese house of majestic appearance is 1000 pots or more. Each bowl has different taste, all of which are beautiful, delivering a dignified appearance. Experience classes that touches the charm of bonsai (charged : support English and Chinese) are also being conducted, and reservations are possible 3 days in advance. Since tools and training bonsai are prepared, you can participate by hand. Since you can bring back the completed bonsai if you pay extra fee, please try touching the beauty of the bonsai.
When you turne off the mainstreet to the side road, the corner covered with mud wall appears. In this site of 800 tsubos(approximately 2,600 square meter), the bowl of the wonderful bonsai is set crowdedly by a garden opening in front of a main building of the sukiya style when you go through the gate with the roof of Japanese cypress.
Bonsai artisan Kunio Kobayashi
Here is “Shunkaen BONSAI Museum” in Edogawa-ku. In spring of 2002, Kunio Kobayashi of the bonsai artisan opened.
Solemn Japanese house
The inside is free to see anything when you pay charges of 800 yen for adults. The solemn Japanese house in the depths in the site is regarded as a “Museum”, but all the bowl of the bonsai in front of there is open to visitors freely.
The artistically sophisticated building
It is the art museum of the bonsai which Kobayashi made at his own expense of one billion yen. I amazed by the amount of money, but understandable to see this architecture. Many cedars of the wonderful straight-grained board, and the artistically sophisticated building itself is worth seeing.
Living work of art
“The bonsai is caught as art, art to change with the lives. Why can a bonsai become the art? Because it is what is made with people’s sensitivity and technology. If a picture and sculpture are made, although it will finish there, but a bonsai live, and changes rapidly has charm.” said Mr. Kobayashi.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Shunkaen Bonsai Museum|
|Adresse:||Niihori 1-29-16 Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 132-0001 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sobu-sen line "Koiwa-eki Station” (15 minute by car)|
|Price:||ADULT : 800 yen (tax include) (with Japanese tea|
Please refer the official web page.