Good news! World Bonsai Convention will come back to Japan next year. This is where it was originally organized more than two decades ago. They need to rent the Saitama Super Arena just to host this event since the convention itself is really big. Moreover, it features lots of popular world masters who will show their unique techniques and skills on stage.
As per WBC website, in general, most Bonsai events which happen in Japan demonstrate great bonsai masterpieces. Due to the fact that bonsai acquired its popularity on international stage, the foreign bonsai events also changes their style. They allow every enthusiast meet in one place so they could exchange information as well as invite Japan master to cater workshops. This is how the Bonsai Convention began. After that, this eventually expanded to the different countries of Europe and America and continuously increasing in scale.
In spite of the drastic increase in popularity, the very first World Bonsai Convention in Japan (known as bonsai haven) was finally held last April 1989. It was presented by the Japan Bonsai Association right at the Saitama Prefecture, Saitama City (formerly known as Omiya City). It is where Omiya Bonsai Village is situated. Not only that, it is also the place where they have obtained success as they become one of the biggest conventions through more than 1200 participants. Later, it has been agreed upon that the World Bonsai Convention will help in every four years. Germany, America, Korea, China, Puerto Rico and Japan will host this event. In fact, this year (2017), Japan will host again this memorable event 28 years after they’ve first hosted it.
So what are you waiting for? Join this upcoming event. It will be held 27th to 30th of April! Don’t you dare to miss this!