What does Kokufu-ten really mean


(Ron Anderson Bonsai Anderson) #1

Hi Jonas, can you tell me exactly what kokafuten means…since you have been there. …thanks


(Jonas Dupuich) #2

The full name of the event is Kokufu Bonsai-ten (国風盆栽展). Loosely translated, Kokufu Bonsai-ten means National Bonsai Exhibit.

国 (koku) = country
風 (fu) = customs or manners, among many other definitions
盆 (bon) = tray
栽 (sai) = planting
展 (ten) = exhibit

Robert J. Baran provides up-to-date information about the exhibit at:
http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/days/kokufuten.html

The Nippon Bonsai Association has more information about the event on their website:
http://www.bonsai-kyokai.or.jp/kokuhuten.htm