The town of Kinashi has developed and prospered as the center of Bonsai dwarfed plants,
It started more than two hundred years ago when a local pioneer picked pine tree saplings
he found on neighboring islands and cultivated them in his own special way and sold them.
It has grown into a special product of the area and attracted the increasing number of
Bonsai lovers across the country. The elegantly and magnificently shaped dwarfed Kuro-
matsu and Goyo-matsu and the gracefully trimmed Nishiki-matsu are especially popular.
Today the Kinashi's market share of the Bonsai pine trees in Japan is over 80%, and
worldwide the number of lovers of this miniature beauty is ever increasing.
For information about Bonsai, feel free to call Kinashi Garden Plants and Bonsai Center
of Kagawa (148 Sato, Kinashi-cho, Takamatsu 761-8023).
Annual Events of Kinashi Garden Plants & Bonsai Center of Kagawa
1. Fair: 5th, 15th, 25th of every month (Auction starts at 9:30 a.m.)
2. Grand-Fair: March 15th, and November 15th.
3. Free consultations about plants & Bonsai: 5th, 15th, 25th of every month
4. Bonsai & Garden Plants Festival of Kinashi: last weekend in October
All visitors are cordially invited to these fairs to discover Bonsai of all sizes and
all qualities. These are the biggest events where you can get Bonsai and products at
bargain prices where they are cultivated. These events consist of an Exhibition of
excellent Bonsai, Display with exhibits on sale, Sales of pots, Demonstrations of
dwarfing, trimming and wiring of trees. Auction of Bonsai at the Festival Plaza, Lottery
and many other attractions and many other joyful events.
Kinashi Bonsai Map
Pictorial essay of Stuart's Bonsai trip to Takamatsu, Kinashi & Kyoto in June 2005, fantastic pictures and a very usefull map of the Kinashi Bonsai Nurseries, Especially recomended is a visit to nursery #2 where the owners wife spoke fluent english.
Kinashi Bonsai Village - Takamatsu City, Shikoku Island
another link for Kinashi Bonsai
Click on this link for Tips from Professionals in Kinashi, General care
of Matsu-Bonsai (dwarf pine tree), and the Transplantation of Bonsai. Located in the town
of Kinashi around JR Kinashi Station 6km west of JR Takamatsu Station
Kandaka Shoju-En - Takamatsu City - suburbs
Mr Kandaka’s Bonsai nursery is described as the premier black pine nursery in Japan with
many trees in his private collection going back 3 generations.
Matsuda-Seisho-en - Kenji/Mitsuo Matsuda - Kinashi in English &
Shoraku-en - Konishi Yukihiko - Kinashi in Japanese
Ritsurin Park - Takamatsu City
Ritsurin Park is one of 6 of Japan's Daimyo Gardens, comprizing six ponds and thirteen
miniature hills against the deep greenery of Mt. Shiun, reminds you of traditional
Japanese paintings. It's located just 1 km south of central Takamatsu and has hundreds of
styled and shaped pines and is well worth the visit if you have the time.
Takasago-An Bonsai Garden – Niihama City - Shikoku Island
Mr Iwasaki’s Japanese Garden and Bonsai Collection which consists of 100's of masterpieces
are renowned in Japan. Unfortunately it is only open for viewing by private