32nd Annual Taikan-ten

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

32nd Annual Taikan-ten


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A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend the 32nd annual Taikan exhibit held in Kyoto.  The show was held on November 23rd-26th and considered the second most famous show in Japan. I took photos of many of the trees and are going to share them with you in this post.  If you’d like to see some photos from the previous year, please click here.  Again, this year I didn’t take photos of all the trees in the show but some of the ones that caught my attention.  I hope that these photos will motive you readers out there to plan a future trip to Kyoto and see the show with your very own eyes.  Not to mention that Kyoto is amazing during the Fall with all the colors.

Well then… there are 53 photos to look at so let’s get started!


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Well there you have it!  Some of the trees of Taikan-ten, among other things.  I also took photos of the large sales area and the many suiseki that were on displayed as well.  That’s one of the things I really like about this particular show is that there is a section for Bonsai, a section for suiseki and certain displays with both mixed together.  I think it works well together and adds so much more to the show.  I gave my good friend Sam photos of the sales and suiseki to post on his blog so if you’d like to seem them, please click on the following links below:

Taikan-ten Part 1 (Suiseki)

Taikan-ten Part 2 (Suiseki)

Taikan-ten Part 3 (Sales Area)

Also:

I highly recommend reading this post about the meaning behind the characters written by a  famous Japanese porcelain painter by the name of Tsukinowa Yusen.

Tsukinowa Yusen- In search of another Answer


Thanks for reading everyone!

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