Floral exports from China's Yunnan perfume markets in Japan

Yunnan Province in southwest China is home to Asia's biggest fresh-cut flower trading market, which sells 11 billion fresh-cut flowers annually. Flowers grown here have become increasingly popular among Japanese consumers in recent years. With the help of cold chain logistics, the flowers undergo processes, including picking, pruning, packaging, storage, boxing, and transportation, before entering shops in Tokyo, Osaka, and other Japanese cities.

In late March every year, sales of chrysanthemums in the Japanese market peak. This year, dealers in Japan have already ordered about 600,000 fresh-cut chrysanthemums from flower growers in Kaiyuan, a major flower base in Yunnan.

In 2022, Konishi Takeshi established his own flower import company in Japan's Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo. The business involves importing fresh-cut flowers from Yunnan and then selling them to local flower distributors, processing factories, and flower shops. His latest batch of imported flowers came exactly from Kaiyuan.

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