With Bonsai master Kazuya Tsuruhisa. A tour to learn more about bonsai!Add to cart
Master Tsuruhisa will give a demonstration.
A demonstration from master Tsuruhisa
From here on let’s experience it yourself!
Step 1: Select your shinpaku (type of bonsai)
Use a young tree that is 2 -3 years old (shinpaku). It should be a strong one which is sturdy but still easy to bend. So even a beginner is able to create one!
Step 2: Pruning
Using scissors specialy made for bonsai trimming, cut off the extra branches and leave so you can apply the wire more easily.
Step 3: Kyokudzuke (create the shape)
Stab a wire in the bowl and fix it.
Then roll it starting at the trunk of the tree. This process is called Kyokudzuke, which transaltes to bending the song. As soon as you become better, you can compose songs according to your preference.
Step 4: Select a bowl
Choose a a pot in which you would like to replant your bonsai.
This time choose your favorite out of the flower pots from Koishiwarayaki a traditional manufactor from Fukuoka.
After replanting your bonsai it is done!
A cultural facility donated to Kurume City, the hometown of Bridgestone founder Shojiro Ishibashi, in commemoration of its 25th anniversary.
Finishing the tour at JR Kurume Station
Closed on Monday
While enjoying the view of the garden let’s eat some sweets at Rakusuitei
¥ 19,800（tax included）
(Conventional line) (38 minutes) Hakata 1006 – Kurume 1044
(Shinkansen) (17 minutes) Hakata 1039 (Sakura 547)-Kurume 105
We will wait for you at the JR Kurume Station ticket gate. (There is only one ticket gate, so no need to worry!)
※ Those who need a pick up at JR Hakata Station will be separately picked up for a small fee of ¥3000
Closed on Monday
Capacity: 3 – 8 persons
Minimum: 2 persons (The basic charge will be increased by 20% for 2 persons)
☆Be aware of your hands during the gardening work.
☆ Please participate in clothes that can be dirty.
☆ Plants usually require quarantine inspection. Please be aware that you may not be able to bring it back to your home country.
Suyama-san from Wa-Fuku Travel will guide you! So rest assured!
(※ Please note that the guide may change depending on the situation)