The 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City, Japan

The 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City, Japan

The 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City, Japan will be held from April 27 (THU) – 30 (SUN), 2017.

The objectives of the WBFF, or World Bonsai Friendship Federation, is to promote and diffuse throughout the world, bonsai a living art that can be appreciated by all peoples.

  • They aim to exchange knowledge, technology, information,etc..related to the art of bonsai among countries of the world, thus advancing international friendship and goodwill.
  • To promote and diffuse throughout the world, bonsai a living art that can be appreciated by all peoples
  • To exchange knowledge, technology, information,etc..related to the art of bonsai among countries of the world, thus advancing international friendship and goodwill.
  • Their further aim is to sponsor and promote the WORLD BONSAI CONVENTION once every 4 years.

History of the WBFF Convention

Bonsai events held in Japan generally is a display of bonsai masterpieces. As bonsai gained international popularity, foreign bonsai events shifted their style to where enthusiasts gather to exchange information and invite masters from Japan to hold workshops.The Bonsai Convention started off in such way.

Soon, the conventions expanded to America and European nations and kept growing in scale. In the midst of its growing popularity, the first World Bonsai Convention was held in Japan, the home of bonsai, in April 1989.This convention was hosted by Japan Bonsai Association at Saitama Prefecture, Saitama City (former Omiya City), where the Omiya Bonsai Village is located, and achieved great success as the largest convention with over 1200 participants.

The World Bonsai Convention was later decided to be held every four years and has been hosted by America, Korea, Germany, Puerto Rico, China, and in 2017, after 28 years of the first hosting, back in Japan. The 8th World Bonsai Convention will this year be held in  Saitama City, Japan.

— Article Source: 8th World Bonsai Convention Website

8th World Bonsai Convention

The 8th World Bonsai Convention

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