Bonsai Nursery in Takamatsu


You may or may not know that Takamatsu is, by far, the largest producer of pine bonsai in Japan – with more of 80% of these bonsai produced in the city. And while I don’t have any hard data, I’m sure that places the city high on the list of bonsai producers overall.

You may be wondering where and how these bonsai are produced, right?

Well, they’re grown in a neighborhood called Kinashi, in the western part of the city, and they’re grown in nurseries that are basically bonsai fields.

Here is what it looks like:



And when the trees are big enough, they are transplanted in pots where they actually become bonsai. Remember that “bonsai” simply mean “tree in a pot” in Japanese… it’s also the reason why you shouldn’t say “bonsai tree”, you’re basically saying “tree in a pot tree”. 🙂



And next time (because I need to spend more time there) I’ll most brighter pictures, those having been taken at dusk.



David Billa

David was born and raised in France. After a few years in the US and then back to his home country, life led him to the shores of the Seto Inland Sea in Japan. After falling in love with the area, he decided to show its beauty and all it has to offer with this blog.

2 Responses

  1. ja woolf says:

    Quite an amazing sight! 🙂

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