2004-09-01, 07:28 PM
I want to buy a small set of tools for bonsai, for someone back home. Anyone knows a shop in Tokyo?
2004-09-01, 07:39 PM
Tokyu Hands Shibuya, or any small downtown hardware shop
2004-09-01, 08:22 PM
Couldn't find anything in Tokyu Hands or local hardware shop. Anyone knows of a bonsai shop?
2004-09-01, 09:12 PM
Yokohama Tokyu Hands 5B craft section
BONSAI NETWORK JAPAN
11-12, Minami-cho, Kazo, Saitama, Japan 347-0031
Tel - (+81) 90-5311-1808, Fax - Facsimile: (+81) 480-62-3486
Registration assistance service to study bonsai in Japan, exporting bonsai tools, organizing
bonsai workshop demonstrated by Japanese top bonsai artist for foreign visitors.
Bonsai Clubs International
Casmar, Stephen P.
A.I.O. Residence #102
3-40-12 Momijigaoka, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183, Japan
Wholesale supplier of trees, tools, Japanese garden supplies and bonsai and ikebana containers
Tel - 81 423 62 1934, Fax - 81 423 65 0969
Masterpiece Bonsai Garden" on the rooftop of the Ginza branch Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo, Japan.* Susumo is a young master of the contemporary bonsai world and is proprietor of the famous Chikufu-en Bonsai Garden located in Tochigi Prefecture, about an hour and a half from the capital.* At Mitsukoshi, approximately fifty bonsai are always on display against a bamboo fence or in a large water basin.* Commercial quality, contemporary styled bonsai of various species are offered for sale.* Additionally, a small indoor showroom is used for antique and new Chinese containers, books, and Masakuni bonsai tools.* ("Masterpiece Bonsai Garden Opens" in International Bonsai, IBA, Spring 80, pg. 30)
Couldn't have looked very hard.....
2004-09-01, 09:42 PM
Thanks TH for the info.
By the way, I did look on internet, but came up mainly with bonsai clubs or exhibitions - no shops. That's why I was asking for first hand advice. Don't be so harsh!
Unfortunately I won't have time to go to Fuchu or Saitama, but I'll try Yokohama.