Imperial Bonsai

Graceful and elegant bonsai works are at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The Shikoku Shimbun received special permission to introduce a number of antique-looking bonsai masterpieces at the palace.

About bonsai at Imperial Palace

Hinoki

Hinoki

Age: about 150 yrs  Height: 111 cm

Hinoki(Japanese cypress) Hinoki is widely used as a constructi...

Momiji

Momiji

Age: about 100 yrs Height: 74 cm

Momiji(Japanese maple) Red leaves bloom from the tree in April...

Kuromatsu

Kuromatsu

Age: about 100 yrs Height: Height: 116 cm

Kuromatsu(Japanese black pine) This tree is a masterpiece also...

Tosho

Tosho

Age: about 230 yrs Height: Height: 72 cm

Tosho(Needle juniper) Tosho, an evergreen tree of the cypress ...

Akamatsu Shakan

Akamatsu Shakan

Age: about 130 Height: 79 cm

Akamatsu Shakan (Japanese red pine with a slanted trunk) The t...

Kaede Ishitsuki

Kaede Ishitsuki

Age: about 90 yrs Height: 57 cm

Kaede Ishitsuki(Maple planted on a rock) Among "zoki" deciduou...

Fuji

Fuji

Age: about 450 yrs Height: 83 cm

450-year-old Fuji (Japanese Wisteria) It is about 450 years old....

Gansekimatsu

Gansekimatsu

Age: about 180 yrs Height: 116 cm

Kuromatsu (Japanese Black Pine) This is a large-sized bonsai tree...

Aikuromatsu

Aikuromatsu

Age: about 210 yrs Height: 79 cm

Aikuromatsu (a variety of Japanese Black Pine) This tree has a tr...

De-Shojo

De-Shojo

Age: about 50 yrs Height: 95 cm

Momiji (Japanese Maple) Bright reddish leaves cover a ''De-Shojo...

Kimigayo

Kimigayo

Age: 150 yrs Height: 66 cm

Ishitsuki Goyomatsu (Japanese white pine planted on a rock) There...

3rd Shogun

3rd Shogun

Age: 550 yrs Height: 81 cm

Goyomatsu (Japanese white pine) The Imperial Palace has a site f...