Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bonbai Ten (Japanese apricot trees bonsai exhibition) in Koriyama Castle,Nara 2014

Thank you for visiting my blog (^_^)
(If you are waiting for my posts of Maiko,please wait until May.
I'm going to participate Maiko photography event in May.)
Today I visited Koriyama Castle in Nara,
to see "Bonbai Ten" (Japanese apricot trees bonsai exhibition).
This Castle was built about 1000 years ago,
and was always used as a base of battle by feudal lords. 
Apricot trees in the castle garden.
Inside the castle,so many apricot trees bonsai were displayed.
Each of them has its own name,
for example,this tree is "Shira-yuki" (White Snow).
It is romantic,isn't it?
This tree is "Sou-shun" (Early Spring)
This tree is "Kei-setsu".(Kei-setsu means "diligence" in Japan. Original meaning is "Firefly and Snow". )

I can't show you all in this post,
so I will show other pics in my next post.

Please have a wonderful day!


  1. I enjoyed the photos and I'm waiting for the next ones. May be you have more photos of the castle too:)

  2. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk!
    They are not so much castle pics than apricot tree pics,
    but I'm sure you'll like them :)

  3. What wonderful pictures ! Thank you for posting them. It's interesting to see so many different shapes of bonsai and their individual names too !
    I find the two white blossomed apricot trees near the entrance most impressive. Such beautiful trunks.

  4. @Walter,
    Thank you,Walter!
    Indeed,I love them too.They decorate the entrance beautifully and welcome people.
    I heard this apricot exhibition is held every year in March here,this is my first visit here.
    Yes,their shapes are so unique,and their nameing is so nice ^ ^
    The story continue to next post,so please check it :)

  5. Very beautiful pictures. Thank you! I wish I was there with you :)
    Greetings from Poland!

  6. Lovely photos and another bonsai and blossom event to keep in mind. On our last winter visit we were lucky enough to see the Bonbai exhibition in Nagahama which was excellent. Can you confirm Bonbai is name specifically for the bonsai of an ume or sakura tree?