BONSAI Exhibition – BONSAI in Kawaguchi and the Four Centuries of Angyo-

“With centuries-old trees and decades of care by Bonsai masters, Bonsai is an art form born from the layers of time, the essence of seasons, and the skillful dialogue between craftsmen and plants.
Bonsai, often likened to a small universe in a pot, is now cherished worldwide. In Kawaguchi, the art and culture of Bonsai have flourished, with Angyo, steeped in a four-century history, at its heart.
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of Kawaguchi’s municipal administration and the 100th anniversary of the former Tanaka family residence, we are pleased to present the exhibition ‘Bonsai: The Four Centuries of Bonsai in Kawaguchi and Angyo.’ This exhibition will be held in two venues.
At the first venue, the Art Gallery ATLIA, you will witness a collaboration between Bonsai and contemporary art. At the second venue, the Former Tanaka Family Residence, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of Bonsai through traditional Bonsai displays.
We invite you to visit and enjoy this special event.”
Friday, November 3, 2023(A national holiday) - Sunday, November 26, 2023.
Opening Hours
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Last entry is 30 minutes before closing).
General Admission: 500 yen Students: 300 yen Junior high school students and younger: Free (*Admission to the former Tanaka family residence is included in the entrance fee.)
Organized by
Kawaguchi Art Galley ATLIA
Artist profile

[Exhibitors of Bonsai]

  • Yasubumi IIMURA (Bonsai: Kiraku-en)
  • Seiji IIMURA (Bonsai: Kiraku-en)
  • Ayumu FUKANO (Yorozu-en)
  • Yuji AKAMURA (Shoho-en)
  • Keiju TOYODA (Fukuju-en)

[Exhibition Cooperation]


The second venue: The Former Tanaka Family Residence
Open hour: From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (*Last entry is 5:00 PM).
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[Related Events]

Friday, November 3(A national holiday)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tea Ceremony - "A Moment of Matcha"
Coordinated by: Kawaguchi Tea Ceremony Association (Location: Former Tanaka Family Residence)

Saturday November 4
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Talk Event: "Discussing Bonsai in Kawaguchi"

Venue: ATLIA
Mayor of Kawaguchi City, Nobuo OKUNOKI
Yasubumi IIMURA (Bonsai: Kirakuen)
Fumiya TAGUCHI (Saitama City Omiya Bonsai Art Museum)

Tuesday November 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bonsai Experience Workshop: "Creating Moss Ball Dumplings"
Venue: ATLIA
Participation Fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: 10 participants (Reservation required)
Instructor: Fuyumi IIMURA (Hachisuha)
*Note: In case of bad weather, the workshop may be canceled.
On weekends and national holidays, a shuttle bus service will be available between ATLIA, the Former Tanaka Family Residence, JR Kawaguchi Station, and Saitama High-Speed Railway Kawaguchi-Motogo Station. (Free for exhibition visitors)
[Collaborators]: Saitama High-Speed Railway Co., Ltd., Kawaguchi Greening Center Public Interest Foundation, Saitama City Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Kawaguchi City Angyo Elementary School, Angyohara Snake Construction Preservation Association, Masakuni Co., Ltd.