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The Museum was opened in 2010, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum us the world’s first publicly run museum dedicated to bonsai art. It has a very large collection of bonsai masterpieces and bonsai related artifacts including bonsai pots, miniature landscape stones known as Suiseki, books, woodblock prints etc…The display changes with the four seasons and around fifty bonsai trees are on display at any one time, in the bonsai garden out side and the gallery in side.
History of Omiya Bonsai Village:
A group of professional bonsai growers from Tokyo moved to this area after the Great Kanto Earth Quake in 1923, in search of spacious land, fresh air and water suitable for bonsai cultivation. Omiya Bonsai Village was established in 1925.
Upon its founding, the village had four residence requirements:
1. Possession of 10 or more bonsai tree
2. Agreeing to open their gardens to the public
3. No two story houses
4. The use of hedges as live fencing
The calm scenery of the Omiya Bonsai Village has been preserved since 1925 when it was established.
Omiya Bonsai Village is known all over the world, and along with foreign tour groups, it is visited by overseas bonsai enthusiasts, bonsai lovers and VIP’s.
Information above is from the Saitama Tourism and International Bureau. Website: www.stib.jp