Photo Report

Chrysanthemum Exhibition at the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo

November 15, 2018

Ministers visited the chrysanthemum exhibition, held every autumn at Shinjuku Gyoen since 1929. The first chrysanthemum exhibition was at the Akasaka Palace in 1878, mainly for the Imperial Family. Shinjuku Gyoen began cultivating exhibition-quality chrysanthemums in the early 1900s and in 1947, following the democratization in post-war Japan, it became national land and opened to the public.

Minister Kono and Minister Koizumi at the Large Chrysanthemum Flower Bed Exhibit (Ogiku bed)
State Minister Sato with Park Officials (in front of Edo-giku bed)
State Minister Ishihara Viewing Ozukuri Bed