BONSAI meets the world NextStag!!
BOSNAI MASTER / MASASI HIRAO
DJ / DRUNKEN KONG (Tronic/Terminal M/SessionWomb)
FOOD / ソウダルア
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During the World Bonsai Festival, we will perform bonsai performance near Omiya station!
Bonsai performance at 12 o'clock - Arche 2 F entrance
Bonsai performance at 16 o'clock - Arche 1 F entrance
12 o'clock - Omiya Station East Exit Lion Street Bonsai Performance in Pedestrian Heaven
14 o'clock - Bonsai performance at Hikawa Shrine
The 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama
Period: April 27 th (Thu) - April 30 th (Sun) of 2017
Bonsai was born in the Edo era and it has been inherited throughout the ages.
Saburo Kato, a Bonsai world superstar who created numerous masterpieces.
Saburo departed this world leaving his last follower Masashi Hirao the words “You should perform overseas”.
Masashi now travels around the world according to Saburo’s last wish.
This is the story of a Bonsai master who opens the door to the world with his enduring passion.
Malaysia RTM 1 「BONSAI＆DUNIA」
Episode 1 11 February 14-15 o'clock
Episode 2 18 February 14-15 o'clock
Episode 3 24 February
Episode 4 25 February 14-15 o'clock
- Bonsai master - Masashi Hirao
Bonsai master - Masashi Hirao
DOB: February 15th 1981
Having visited Misuzu Shigemori’work-Hojo garden at Tofukuji while he was in Kyoto Sangyo University, Masashi was strongly impressed by the beauty of it. Since then he has had his sights on carrying on the Japanese culture and decided to be apprenticed to Kato Manseien in Bonsai cho, Saitama city, Japan. Masashi studied under Saburo Kato and his words to him “Be the one to spread out the great Japanese Bonsai not only in Japan but also overseas” made Masashi expanded the range of his activities.
Masashi has been performing bonsai and providing its demonstration workshops.in various countries. He was appointed as Japan Cultural Envoy by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2013 and traveled to 11 countries in 4 months to introduce the aesthetic value of bonsai that is a culture endemic to Japan. He’s also succeeded in exchanging culture by introducing how to enjoy bonsai while traveling.
He has given lectures to Bhutan's King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, as well as to Abe Akie, the wife of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, he is one of the bonsai artists that have attracted attention in the world.
Masashi’s current objective is to collaborate with a different culture and open an exhibition overseas developing bonsai’s potential to its fullest. In Japan he is working on providing bonsai that matches the modern living spaces as well as expanding bonsai culture to younger generation with the theme of “Handing down the culture within Japan”. He has received excellent reviews at the Setouchi Triennale, and is working on promoting bonsai with the keywords “Bonsai as an art” and “Handing down the culture”.
TAKASHIMAYA Shinjuku Store
TAKASHIMAYA Osaka Store
Ebis Urban Gardn Festival
During the World Bonsai Festival
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills - Hyatt
BONSAI MEETS THE WORLD Relese Event in Zojoji Temple 2017
BONSAI MEETS THE WORLD ON AIR
Malaysia RTM 1,Bhutan
World Bonsai Competition in China2016
- Roppongiartnight 2016
Setouchi Triennale 2016 Autumn period、
Setouchi Triennale 2016 Summer period
- Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition 2016
YouTube Space in Tokyo 2015
EXPO 2015 MILANO
- All India Bonsai Convention & Exhibition
An introductory Bonsai book supervised by
Masashi Hirao was released
- BONSAI WARRIOR2013World Bonsai Competition in China
Bonsai Asia Competition in Philippines
Appointed to the Japanese cultural envoy for 2013
Demonstration as the head of Oomiya Bonsai in France
Demonstration as the head of Oomiya Bonsai in HollandParticipated in Japan festival in Philippines
- Participated in Japan festival in Italy
- Bonsai demonstration in Argentina
- Acted as a Bonsai technical supervisor in Spain
- Completed a training and took up a post as a manager at Manseien
- Became Saburo Kato's pupilGraduated from Kyoto Sangyo University, majored in economics