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March 17, 2008

Tokyo Orchid Show Recap


Just as any orchid show, half the floor is dedicated to retailers selling everything from plants, to fertilizer.

....and 'mouse pad eramu'

An award winning Dendrochilum species


Jet lag from the Orient is a nasty thing to recover from, but I did want to recap my trip with some images of the best orchids which I viewed wile visiting the International Orchid Grand Prix in Tokyo.
Even though I was on a business trip which was non-plant related, I was fortunate to be able to squeeze in a Saturday afternoon at this largest of orchid shows. This was my second Grand Prix in Tokyo, and although it felt smaller, it still motivated me to go buy some orchids. Here are some of the highlights...

A Cattleya with lots of blooms. This is a show, where the specimens have an incredible number of blossoms.

A Dracula species that I did not happen to get the name of.


Amazing Cat's


This is a show where the whirr and buzz of digital cameras and cell phones add to the experience.


First on my wish list, the Australian, Dendrobium speciosum.


Second on my wish list, Dendrobium hancockii, a branchy, deciduous Dendro that was massive in width. I HAVE to get this one!



Lycaste are perhaps the most impressive at this show. I think the cool winters in Japan provide the perfect conditions for this orchid.


Lycaste 'Spring Bouquet"

2 comments :

  1. Anonymous1:13 PM

    I chanced upon your website and your pictures of the Grand Prix show. Thank you so much for all your hard work !!!

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  2. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Hi - the 'Dracula' you didn't have a name for is more than likely a Masdevallia hybrid - perhaps Peach Fuzz (constricta x veitchiana) or Angel Frost (strobelii x veitchiana) - but such a beautiful plant is great to see!

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