IFEX 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Audience at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the entrance.
Audience at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the entrance.
Junichi Niibori, the Director of Reed Exhibitions Japan.
Junichi Niibori, the Director of Reed Exhibitions Japan.
Kazuyo Asayama is a floral promoter and represents Zena Roses Kenya, a rose farm that wants to enter the Japanese market.
Kazuyo Asayama is a floral promoter and represents Zena Roses Kenya, a rose farm that wants to enter the Japanese market.
Hidemi and Takamatsu of Takamatsu and Torben Pedersen of Hasfarm Youngplants. Hasfarm Youngplants supplies cuttings to Takumatsu. They also supply the award winning (Runner up Flower Awards for cut flowers) Queen Kalanchoe cuttings. The Queen Kalanchoes are bred in Denmark by Knud Jepsen. One grower is already cultivating and selling the kalanchoe cut flowers. Currently, they are trailing the cut kalanchoes on different parts of Japan. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Hidemi and Takamatsu of Takamatsu and Torben Pedersen of Hasfarm Youngplants. Hasfarm Youngplants supplies cuttings to Takumatsu. They also supply the award winning (Runner up Flower Awards for cut flowers) Queen Kalanchoe cuttings. The Queen Kalanchoes are bred in Denmark by Knud Jepsen. One grower is already cultivating and selling the kalanchoe cut flowers. Currently, they are trailing the cut kalanchoes on different parts of Japan. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Bercomex machine imported by Impack. The machine cuts the flowers and removes the leaves.
Bercomex machine imported by Impack. The machine cuts the flowers and removes the leaves.
Bercomex machine imported by Impack. The machine cuts the flowers and removes the leaves.
Bercomex machine imported by Impack. The machine cuts the flowers and removes the leaves.
Ani Andayi of Kemeterian Pertanian Republik Indonesia. They are at the show to look for the possibilities for the export of Indonesian flowers. Two varieties of their Chrysanthemums are already approved. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Ani Andayi of Kemeterian Pertanian Republik Indonesia. They are at the show to look for the possibilities for the export of Indonesian flowers. Two varieties of their Chrysanthemums are already approved. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Before the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, a band was performing.
Before the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, a band was performing.
Display filled with roses from Ethioia.
Display filled with roses from Ethioia.
Shunpei Shishido of MSK Garden holding the Viola Fleurette. He is a breeder and grower of potted carnations. He grows the carnations in a 3.200 sized greenhouse for the domestic market in Japan. Currently he owns 10 varieties and he supplies one of his varieties, the Kahori Scarlet, to the Dutch breeder and propagator HilverdaKooij.
Shunpei Shishido of MSK Garden holding the Viola Fleurette. He is a breeder and grower of potted carnations. He grows the carnations in a 3.200 sized greenhouse for the domestic market in Japan. Currently he owns 10 varieties and he supplies one of his varieties, the Kahori Scarlet, to the Dutch breeder and propagator HilverdaKooij.
Hiromitsu Muraoka of Iwatini Group, standing behind one of his imported machines. These machines will be sold to the Japanese growers.
Hiromitsu Muraoka of Iwatini Group, standing behind one of his imported machines. These machines will be sold to the Japanese growers.
Ojige Osso Orcho of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. According to him, Japan can be a great export market for the Ethiopian growers. Especially due to the recent direct flights from Ethiopia to Japan. These flights are still passengers flights, but according to Orcho, there will be cargo flights soon.
Ojige Osso Orcho of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. According to him, Japan can be a great export market for the Ethiopian growers. Especially due to the recent direct flights from Ethiopia to Japan. These flights are still passengers flights, but according to Orcho, there will be cargo flights soon.
The Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The ribbon was cut by 46 professionals in the flower and agriculture industry, including the director of Reed Exhibitions, the Major of Chiba (where the exhibition is held), ambassadors from Kenya, Ethiopia, Thailand and Taiwan and large Japanese garden centers, flower auctions, supermarkets.
The Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The ribbon was cut by 46 professionals in the flower and agriculture industry, including the director of Reed Exhibitions, the Major of Chiba (where the exhibition is held), ambassadors from Kenya, Ethiopia, Thailand and Taiwan and large Japanese garden centers, flower auctions, supermarkets.
Masaki Shiina of Sheena Orchids is a grower and breeder of orchids in Japan. Around 80 percent of their orchids are own bred varieties. They also export their own breeds to the Netherlands, United States and Brazil. The orchids are grown in a 150,000 m2 sized greenhouse. According to Shiina, the pinks color is the most popular color for orchids in Japan.
Masaki Shiina of Sheena Orchids is a grower and breeder of orchids in Japan. Around 80 percent of their orchids are own bred varieties. They also export their own breeds to the Netherlands, United States and Brazil. The orchids are grown in a 150,000 m2 sized greenhouse. According to Shiina, the pinks color is the most popular color for orchids in Japan.
Nicholas Lenaghan of Garden and Interior. He is a Garden Designer in Japan and is visiting the show. In Spring he is planning to start his own greenhouse to grow finished plants.
Nicholas Lenaghan of Garden and Interior. He is a Garden Designer in Japan and is visiting the show. In Spring he is planning to start his own greenhouse to grow finished plants.
Yo Matsumoto of Hibiya-Kadan Floral. He is part of the Flowering Japan Council. They are promoting the use of flowers for Valentine's Day and Halloween in Japan. Even though Japan is a flower minded country, flowers are still more popular for the older generation than for the younger generation. Therefore, they are promoting flowers among the younger generation. Currently, for Valentine's Day, women give chocolate to men. The aim of the Flowering Japan Council is to promote men also giving women something on that day, in particular flowers. Besides that, Halloween is becoming increasingly important in Japan. The Flowering Japan Council is trying to integrate the use of flowers and plants for that period. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Yo Matsumoto of Hibiya-Kadan Floral. He is part of the Flowering Japan Council. They are promoting the use of flowers for Valentine's Day and Halloween in Japan. Even though Japan is a flower minded country, flowers are still more popular for the older generation than for the younger generation. Therefore, they are promoting flowers among the younger generation. Currently, for Valentine's Day, women give chocolate to men. The aim of the Flowering Japan Council is to promote men also giving women something on that day, in particular flowers. Besides that, Halloween is becoming increasingly important in Japan. The Flowering Japan Council is trying to integrate the use of flowers and plants for that period. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Frans Diendens of Yalkoneh Flowers and Tadishi Sasaki of Japan External Trade Organization. Diendens grows the Hypericum Magical Series of Dutch breeder Kolster on a 17 ha sized land, at an altitude of 2,100 meters in Ethiopia. His assortment consists of seven colors and he exports them to the Netherlands and Japan. In Japan, the mixed arrangements are the most popular and their aim is to export 50% of their volume to Japan in the future.
Frans Diendens of Yalkoneh Flowers and Tadishi Sasaki of Japan External Trade Organization. Diendens grows the Hypericum Magical Series of Dutch breeder Kolster on a 17 ha sized land, at an altitude of 2,100 meters in Ethiopia. His assortment consists of seven colors and he exports them to the Netherlands and Japan. In Japan, the mixed arrangements are the most popular and their aim is to export 50% of their volume to Japan in the future.
Taiwanese orchid and lisianthus grower Lance Chuang of Hermes Orchids. He already exports to Japan and is at the show for the first time to increase the brand awareness of his orchids. In the future they want to increase their cut flower production in Taiwan.
Taiwanese orchid and lisianthus grower Lance Chuang of Hermes Orchids. He already exports to Japan and is at the show for the first time to increase the brand awareness of his orchids. In the future they want to increase their cut flower production in Taiwan.
Peter Barnhoorn of Afri Flora. They produce roses in a 420 ha sized greenhouse in Ethiopia. Every week they are adding 1 ha, till they reach a total size of 600 ha. Their cultivation is biological. They are at the show to look for possibilities to export to Japan.
Peter Barnhoorn of Afri Flora. They produce roses in a 420 ha sized greenhouse in Ethiopia. Every week they are adding 1 ha, till they reach a total size of 600 ha. Their cultivation is biological. They are at the show to look for possibilities to export to Japan.
marco Naterop, a colleague of Peter Barnhoorn, of Afri Flora.
marco Naterop, a colleague of Peter Barnhoorn, of Afri Flora.
Mr. Kamaraj of Sakthi from India. They manufacture and export coir.
Mr. Kamaraj of Sakthi from India. They manufacture and export coir.
Mr. Kannan of V Coir Export from India. They manufacture and export coir fibre.
Mr. Kannan of V Coir Export from India. They manufacture and export coir fibre.
Benjamin Xue and Yang Jin of Changzhou Yafeir Nets Industry from China. They manufacture nets.
Benjamin Xue and Yang Jin of Changzhou Yafeir Nets Industry from China. They manufacture nets.
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Kunishi Yoshitaka of Iwatani Group. This group imports machines. He stands in front of the Ellegaard machine which is produced in Denmark.
Kunishi Yoshitaka of Iwatani Group. This group imports machines. He stands in front of the Ellegaard machine which is produced in Denmark.
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
Eduardo Letort of Hoja verde and Diego Duenas of FlorMare. These Ecuadorian rose farms, together with Joy Gardens, are exhibiting at the show to find a new export market. They recognize their is big interest for the Ecuadorian roses.
Eduardo Letort of Hoja verde and Diego Duenas of FlorMare. These Ecuadorian rose farms, together with Joy Gardens, are exhibiting at the show to find a new export market. They recognize their is big interest for the Ecuadorian roses.
Shinichi Ema of Kaneya holding the Falbala rose of Morel Diffusion, a French breeder and propagator of Cyclamen who has its own stand at the show. Originally, Kaneya manufactures pots
Shinichi Ema of Kaneya holding the Falbala rose of Morel Diffusion, a French breeder and propagator of Cyclamen who has its own stand at the show. Originally, Kaneya manufactures pots
Kazuta Aoyama of Kaneya. Originally, Kaneya manufactures pots, but they also imports seeds and cuttings from European breeders, including Morel Diffusion, Vitro Plus, Selecta, Jardin, Florist Breeding and growing media from Pindstrup. The sell it to Japanese growers.
Kazuta Aoyama of Kaneya. Originally, Kaneya manufactures pots, but they also imports seeds and cuttings from European breeders, including Morel Diffusion, Vitro Plus, Selecta, Jardin, Florist Breeding and growing media from Pindstrup. The sell it to Japanese growers.
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Hitomi Inaba and Ms. Yamamoto of Takamatsu.
Hitomi Inaba and Ms. Yamamoto of Takamatsu.
Visitors looking at the booth of Vitro Plus at the Kaneya booth.
Visitors looking at the booth of Vitro Plus at the Kaneya booth.
Pindstrup presented in the Kaneya booth.
Pindstrup presented in the Kaneya booth.
During the IFEX, we also visited a Japanese greenhouse, more on this later on FloralDaily. On the picture: Hideniko Ito of Ito greenhouse (the greenhouse they are standing before, more on this business later in FloralDaily) , Shoichi Oshio of FloralCrest Japan is a grower of Impatiens and Cyclamen. Lee Gee Young of Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension, a breeder of Cactus in Korea and Hong Chul pf Hong Yi Green House, an ornamental grower in Korea. Oshio of FloralCrest was also showcasing his impatiens variety at the IFEX. This impatiens is bred by Danziger and kan stand a temperature of 41 Degrees Celsius. Besides that, he also grows Schoneveld Breeding Cyclamen in a 3,000 m2 sized greenhouse in Japan.
During the IFEX, we also visited a Japanese greenhouse, more on this later on FloralDaily. On the picture: Hideniko Ito of Ito greenhouse (the greenhouse they are standing before, more on this business later in FloralDaily) , Shoichi Oshio of FloralCrest Japan is a grower of Impatiens and Cyclamen. Lee Gee Young of Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension, a breeder of Cactus in Korea and Hong Chul pf Hong Yi Green House, an ornamental grower in Korea. Oshio of FloralCrest was also showcasing his impatiens variety at the IFEX. This impatiens is bred by Danziger and kan stand a temperature of 41 Degrees Celsius. Besides that, he also grows Schoneveld Breeding Cyclamen in a 3,000 m2 sized greenhouse in Japan.
Pindstrup presented in the Kaneya booth.
Pindstrup presented in the Kaneya booth.
Hideya Sasaki and Toshihisa Tomii of Impack standing next to the Bercomex Machine.
Hideya Sasaki and Toshihisa Tomii of Impack standing next to the Bercomex Machine.
Also the flowers of GGG Jongplanten are presented.
Also the flowers of GGG Jongplanten are presented.
The breeders and propogators presented at the Kaneya booth.
The breeders and propogators presented at the Kaneya booth.
The breeders and propogators presented at the Kaneya booth.
The breeders and propogators presented at the Kaneya booth.
Kentaro Shima of Shima Trading was visiting the show.
Kentaro Shima of Shima Trading was visiting the show.
Marika Yoshikawa of the Embassy of the republic of Kenya. According to her, Japan can become a good market for the Kenyan rose growers.
Marika Yoshikawa of the Embassy of the republic of Kenya. According to her, Japan can become a good market for the Kenyan rose growers.
Taisuke Yamahara of Nippori, a Japanese manufacturer of pots and trays.
Taisuke Yamahara of Nippori, a Japanese manufacturer of pots and trays.
Furi Furi plants.
Furi Furi plants.
Deep Purple of Ecuanros won the Best Overseas Grower award.
Deep Purple of Ecuanros won the Best Overseas Grower award.
Kiroko of Sheena Orchids won the runner op Flower Awards.
Kiroko of Sheena Orchids won the runner op Flower Awards.
Niht Sky of Jardin won the runner up Flower award.
Niht Sky of Jardin won the runner up Flower award.
Princettia Rosa of Suntory flowers won the Flowers Award for potted plants.
Princettia Rosa of Suntory flowers won the Flowers Award for potted plants.
Queen Kalancoe of Takamatsu won the runner up Flower award.
Queen Kalancoe of Takamatsu won the runner up Flower award.
Corsage Sugar White of Nakasone Lisianthus won the runner up Flower award.
Corsage Sugar White of Nakasone Lisianthus won the runner up Flower award.
Corsage Lavender of Nakasone Lisianthus won the Flower award.
Corsage Lavender of Nakasone Lisianthus won the Flower award.
IFEX Flower Awards 2015.
IFEX Flower Awards 2015.
Visitor making pictures of plants, one of the Flower Awards contestants.
Visitor making pictures of plants, one of the Flower Awards contestants.
Carlos Sanchez and Carlos Nevada of Ecuanros. Currently the export a little bit of their roses to Japan. They are at the show to increase their exports Japan. They grow 120 rose varieties in a 80 ha sized greenhouse in Ecuador. At the show, they won the Best Overseas grower award for their Deep Rose Flower.
Carlos Sanchez and Carlos Nevada of Ecuanros. Currently the export a little bit of their roses to Japan. They are at the show to increase their exports Japan. They grow 120 rose varieties in a 80 ha sized greenhouse in Ecuador. At the show, they won the Best Overseas grower award for their Deep Rose Flower.
Visitor making pictures of plants, one of the Flower Awards contestants.
Visitor making pictures of plants, one of the Flower Awards contestants.
Roland Hillebrink and Joris van der Velden of Holland Bulb Market, a Dutch supplier of bulbs. They are at the show to look for export possibilities in Japan.
Roland Hillebrink and Joris van der Velden of Holland Bulb Market, a Dutch supplier of bulbs. They are at the show to look for export possibilities in Japan.
Entrance.
Entrance.
Elevated view of the show.
Elevated view of the show.
Steve Swainston of The Flower Hub was visiting the show.
Steve Swainston of The Flower Hub was visiting the show.
Shunsuke Ishio of Takamatsu. Takamatsu imports seeds and young plants and sells them to Japanese growers.
Shunsuke Ishio of Takamatsu. Takamatsu imports seeds and young plants and sells them to Japanese growers.
"Issei Yamaguchi of Asuken Co. For the third time, Yamaguchi is attending the IFEX. He grows oriental lilies and the "Asuka Coral Family". These are flowers that look like coral. he produces 400,000 coral flowers and 250,000 oriental lilies per month in a hoop house and a plastic greenhouse in Japan. At the show, he is presenting the coral flowers, which he also breeds. His current assortment consists of 20 colors. According to Yamaguchi, the green color is the most popular one and the orange color is increasing in popularity because of the increasing popularity of Halloween."
"Issei Yamaguchi of Asuken Co. For the third time, Yamaguchi is attending the IFEX. He grows oriental lilies and the "Asuka Coral Family". These are flowers that look like coral. he produces 400,000 coral flowers and 250,000 oriental lilies per month in a hoop house and a plastic greenhouse in Japan. At the show, he is presenting the coral flowers, which he also breeds. His current assortment consists of 20 colors. According to Yamaguchi, the green color is the most popular one and the orange color is increasing in popularity because of the increasing popularity of Halloween."
Naoto Saito of Ja Tsuchiura, a Japanese grower of Gerberas.
Naoto Saito of Ja Tsuchiura, a Japanese grower of Gerberas.
Cindy Lin of Kotec MFG Enterprise. At the show they launched a new product. This product can be used as decoration; a new consumers can decorate their homes with plants.
Cindy Lin of Kotec MFG Enterprise. At the show they launched a new product. This product can be used as decoration; a new consumers can decorate their homes with plants.
Ichiro Hagishma of Hagishima Enngei. He grows gladiolus in a 10ha sized greenhouse,
Ichiro Hagishma of Hagishima Enngei. He grows gladiolus in a 10ha sized greenhouse,
Yamaguchi Joakitama and Wataro Satou of Ja Okitama.
Yamaguchi Joakitama and Wataro Satou of Ja Okitama.
Koki Hayakawa of Rankasha Inc. A Japanese grower of Orchids.
Koki Hayakawa of Rankasha Inc. A Japanese grower of Orchids.
Katsuhiko Fukuta of Royalgreen. He grows poinsettia, kanchoe and african violets in a 16,000 m2 sized greenhouse in Japan. He sells his plants to the domestic market. According to him, the demand for potted plants is decreasing. Therefore, he is investing in the use of special pots and decoration to make his plants more attractive.
Katsuhiko Fukuta of Royalgreen. He grows poinsettia, kanchoe and african violets in a 16,000 m2 sized greenhouse in Japan. He sells his plants to the domestic market. According to him, the demand for potted plants is decreasing. Therefore, he is investing in the use of special pots and decoration to make his plants more attractive.
Seiji nakashima of GIFU Rose Nakashima. He breeds and grows his scented roses for the domestic market. He is holding a new breed that is not named yet.
Seiji nakashima of GIFU Rose Nakashima. He breeds and grows his scented roses for the domestic market. He is holding a new breed that is not named yet.
Kazumi Onuma and Chihiro Minami of Impack. Impack produces sleeves and imports machines.
Kazumi Onuma and Chihiro Minami of Impack. Impack produces sleeves and imports machines.
Hiroaki Tanaka and Kurokawa Kengo of First Green.
Hiroaki Tanaka and Kurokawa Kengo of First Green.
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
Nagai Masaaki of Jazennoh Hyougo.
Nagai Masaaki of Jazennoh Hyougo.
Suto Akina of Ja Kitasubuka.
Suto Akina of Ja Kitasubuka.
Watanabe Shun and Ogamino Teruaki of Jahitati.
Watanabe Shun and Ogamino Teruaki of Jahitati.
Tency Zhang of Qingdao Dajia Plastic. The manufacturer plastic ground covers and nets.
Tency Zhang of Qingdao Dajia Plastic. The manufacturer plastic ground covers and nets.
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The Bercomex machine of Impack. Imported from the Netherlands and sold to Japanese cut flower growers.
The Bercomex machine of Impack. Imported from the Netherlands and sold to Japanese cut flower growers.
Yoshiaki Taniguchi of Tamee's. An importer of flowers. The majority of his flowers, around 70 percent comes from Korea. The remaining, he imports from Thailand, Taiwan and a bit from Kenya.
Yoshiaki Taniguchi of Tamee's. An importer of flowers. The majority of his flowers, around 70 percent comes from Korea. The remaining, he imports from Thailand, Taiwan and a bit from Kenya.
Soshin Ando of Ando Chemical. They supply pots and a labeling machine. This machine sticks the label to the pot.
Soshin Ando of Ando Chemical. They supply pots and a labeling machine. This machine sticks the label to the pot.
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Cherry Chen of Tai-Ling Biotech. This Taiwanese grower cultivtes orchids in a 80,000 m2 sized greenhouse. THey export finished plants and cut flowers to Japan and Turkey, plants to the United States and flasks to Germany.
Cherry Chen of Tai-Ling Biotech. This Taiwanese grower cultivtes orchids in a 80,000 m2 sized greenhouse. THey export finished plants and cut flowers to Japan and Turkey, plants to the United States and flasks to Germany.
Janicde Nian of Taiwan Floriculture Exports Association. Japan is the second largest export market for Taiwanese flowers. The number one market of Taiwan in the United States. According to Nian, Taiwan is the only country that can send rooted plants to the United States.
Janicde Nian of Taiwan Floriculture Exports Association. Japan is the second largest export market for Taiwanese flowers. The number one market of Taiwan in the United States. According to Nian, Taiwan is the only country that can send rooted plants to the United States.
Kenta Yoshihara of Shinwa standing in front of the flower classifying and binding machine. First the flowers are put on the machine. Then the leaves are being removed and they are being classified by weigt. They they are grabbed and binded.
Kenta Yoshihara of Shinwa standing in front of the flower classifying and binding machine. First the flowers are put on the machine. Then the leaves are being removed and they are being classified by weigt. They they are grabbed and binded.
The flowers are put onto the machine of Shinwa.
The flowers are put onto the machine of Shinwa.
Then the flowers are classified by weigth.
Then the flowers are classified by weigth.
Then they are binded.
Then they are binded.
And classified again.
And classified again.
The team of Marketing Organization for Farmers. They are at the exhitbition to look for a market in Japan for their cut flower Orchid farmers.
The team of Marketing Organization for Farmers. They are at the exhitbition to look for a market in Japan for their cut flower Orchid farmers.
William Chnag ogf Lytone Enterprise. They are a producer of tablets and stickers that reduce the emission of ethylene and can almost double the shelf life of a flower. It enables growers to transport their flowers by sea, which is 40% cheaper. Already 80% of the Taiwanese Oncidium growers are using the tablets (Ansip) of Lytone Enterprise to extend the shelf live. More on this later in FloralDaily.
William Chnag ogf Lytone Enterprise. They are a producer of tablets and stickers that reduce the emission of ethylene and can almost double the shelf life of a flower. It enables growers to transport their flowers by sea, which is 40% cheaper. Already 80% of the Taiwanese Oncidium growers are using the tablets (Ansip) of Lytone Enterprise to extend the shelf live. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Ichikawa Gardening, Keiichiro Ichikawa. This grower cultivates Hawaiian Plumerias in Japan.
Ichikawa Gardening, Keiichiro Ichikawa. This grower cultivates Hawaiian Plumerias in Japan.
The team of BloomNet.
The team of BloomNet.
Hisatoshi Iida of Iida Green.
Hisatoshi Iida of Iida Green.
Masakazu Ochiai of Hanakongou.
Masakazu Ochiai of Hanakongou.
Michitaka Itoh of Itoh Plants, a Japanese grower of greens.
Michitaka Itoh of Itoh Plants, a Japanese grower of greens.
Eiichi Kaneko of First Pack. The are a manufacturer of sleeves, which they supply to the Japanese market.
Eiichi Kaneko of First Pack. The are a manufacturer of sleeves, which they supply to the Japanese market.
Nepon, a Japanese supplier of greenhouse techniques. They were exhibiting at te Agritech (the hall next to the IFEX).
Nepon, a Japanese supplier of greenhouse techniques. They were exhibiting at te Agritech (the hall next to the IFEX).
At the Agritech, in the hall next to the IFEX, there were also a lot of solar panel suppliers.
At the Agritech, in the hall next to the IFEX, there were also a lot of solar panel suppliers.
Rita Cao and Melody Xie of Bejing Flower-Goddess Agriculture. The seeds are bred in China.
Rita Cao and Melody Xie of Bejing Flower-Goddess Agriculture. The seeds are bred in China.
Chen Yoshihiro of Sea Commerce. They are growers of greens.
Chen Yoshihiro of Sea Commerce. They are growers of greens.
James Lim of Bumnong was showcasing their trays, which are manufactured in Korea, at the Agritech (next to the IFEX).
James Lim of Bumnong was showcasing their trays, which are manufactured in Korea, at the Agritech (next to the IFEX).
Liang of Bejing Kingpeng International Hi-Tech Corporation is a Chinese greenhouse manufacturer (at the Agritech, the hall next to the IFEX).
Liang of Bejing Kingpeng International Hi-Tech Corporation is a Chinese greenhouse manufacturer (at the Agritech, the hall next to the IFEX).
Kohtaki Yoshihiro of Miura Engei is a Japanese grower of greens. He cultivates around 200 different kind of greens.
Kohtaki Yoshihiro of Miura Engei is a Japanese grower of greens. He cultivates around 200 different kind of greens.
Daisuke Kidoa of Ecology plants.
Daisuke Kidoa of Ecology plants.
Oikawa of Yokohama Selection Tuzukinosato.
Oikawa of Yokohama Selection Tuzukinosato.
Hiruma Yohei f Akabira Orchid, a Japanese Orchid grower.
Hiruma Yohei f Akabira Orchid, a Japanese Orchid grower.
Takuya Hirama of Zao Herb.
Takuya Hirama of Zao Herb.
Yoshinori Fujita and Makiko of Fujita Nursery.
Yoshinori Fujita and Makiko of Fujita Nursery.
Izumi Kawaguchi and Kazushige Kawaguchi of Kawashigeen. They grow garden trees is Japan.
Izumi Kawaguchi and Kazushige Kawaguchi of Kawashigeen. They grow garden trees is Japan.
Kazunori Kawamura of Tifosi. This Japanese grower cultivtates different plants, including calabrocha, cyclamen, and christmas roses in a 3,800 m2 sized greenhouse. He uses seeds and cuttings of European growers, like Morel Diffusion and Beekenkamp, but he also breed his own varieties.
Kazunori Kawamura of Tifosi. This Japanese grower cultivtates different plants, including calabrocha, cyclamen, and christmas roses in a 3,800 m2 sized greenhouse. He uses seeds and cuttings of European growers, like Morel Diffusion and Beekenkamp, but he also breed his own varieties.
Naoya Keneko of Shiki Flower holding a calla nameed California Red. He grows Golden State Bulb Growers (GSBG) and Captain Calla callas in Japan. The calla is an important flower in Japan, after the carnation and rose. He grows around 30 varieties. The pink and yellow varieties are the most popular varieties.
Naoya Keneko of Shiki Flower holding a calla nameed California Red. He grows Golden State Bulb Growers (GSBG) and Captain Calla callas in Japan. The calla is an important flower in Japan, after the carnation and rose. He grows around 30 varieties. The pink and yellow varieties are the most popular varieties.
Satoki Matsui of Plant Network. According to Matsui, Plant Network. They are specialized in royalty management in Japan.
Satoki Matsui of Plant Network. According to Matsui, Plant Network. They are specialized in royalty management in Japan.
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Rene van Gaalen of RVG Bio Products, Piet Segers and Tony van den Brande of International Airfreight Associations and Shoto Kimuro of Nissin Corporation are visiting the show.
Rene van Gaalen of RVG Bio Products, Piet Segers and Tony van den Brande of International Airfreight Associations and Shoto Kimuro of Nissin Corporation are visiting the show.
Fumiya Yamamoto of Japan Hort Business. They export cut flowers and Bonsai trees worldwide. He is visiting the show.
Fumiya Yamamoto of Japan Hort Business. They export cut flowers and Bonsai trees worldwide. He is visiting the show.
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Kentaro Manabe of Japan Plants Patent Corporation (JPP Japan). They are supporting the Japanese growers in exporting and introducing their varieties to the EU and the US. Also growers from the US and EU are supported in exporting and introducing their new varieties to Japan.
Kentaro Manabe of Japan Plants Patent Corporation (JPP Japan). They are supporting the Japanese growers in exporting and introducing their varieties to the EU and the US. Also growers from the US and EU are supported in exporting and introducing their new varieties to Japan.
Nuttha Potapohn, Soraya Ruamrungsri and Angsana Ajarapisan of the Chaiang Mai University. They breeding new varieties.
Nuttha Potapohn, Soraya Ruamrungsri and Angsana Ajarapisan of the Chaiang Mai University. They breeding new varieties.
Oogisan.
Oogisan.
Lin Seika and Yosuke Satoo of Grand Star holding their lisianthus in pot. They are a lisianthus grower and specialized in growing lisianthus in pot. According to Seika, growing lisianthus in pot has a large advantage that the soil does not have to be cleaned every three years, because this is very expensive. Another advantage is the fact that the lisianthus are grown on a bench. Therefore, harvesting of the lisianthus is easier. They have a greenhouse in Japan and Taiwan and are therefore able to supply yearround; from January till March, the lisianthus come from Taiwan, from Marchi till June and from August till October from Japan.
Lin Seika and Yosuke Satoo of Grand Star holding their lisianthus in pot. They are a lisianthus grower and specialized in growing lisianthus in pot. According to Seika, growing lisianthus in pot has a large advantage that the soil does not have to be cleaned every three years, because this is very expensive. Another advantage is the fact that the lisianthus are grown on a bench. Therefore, harvesting of the lisianthus is easier. They have a greenhouse in Japan and Taiwan and are therefore able to supply yearround; from January till March, the lisianthus come from Taiwan, from Marchi till June and from August till October from Japan.
"The brothers Kushida of Misato Flower Trading. They import flowers from different countries, including Malysia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, South Africa, Kenya. In every country they have only one (or if their growers agrees on it, more) grower that supplies them flowers. According to Kushida, a good and stable relationship is very important. Also between his suppliers (growers), there is a good relationship. "Our growers exchange information regarding the cultivation, use of crop protection products and so on", he says. More on this later in FloralDaily."
"The brothers Kushida of Misato Flower Trading. They import flowers from different countries, including Malysia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, South Africa, Kenya. In every country they have only one (or if their growers agrees on it, more) grower that supplies them flowers. According to Kushida, a good and stable relationship is very important. Also between his suppliers (growers), there is a good relationship. "Our growers exchange information regarding the cultivation, use of crop protection products and so on", he says. More on this later in FloralDaily."
Brian Upchurch of Japan Plants Patent Corporation North America (JPP). In a presentation, which he gave at the IFEX in Japan, Tokyo, he explained how they are supporting breeders in successfully introducing a new plant variety into a different market. However, not only introducing Japanese varieties in other countries, but also the other way around; introducing varieties from North America and Europe, for example, into Japan.
Brian Upchurch of Japan Plants Patent Corporation North America (JPP). In a presentation, which he gave at the IFEX in Japan, Tokyo, he explained how they are supporting breeders in successfully introducing a new plant variety into a different market. However, not only introducing Japanese varieties in other countries, but also the other way around; introducing varieties from North America and Europe, for example, into Japan.
Tomohiro of Hanna Instruments. Tjey were showcasing their products at the Agritech (the hall next to the IFEX).
Tomohiro of Hanna Instruments. Tjey were showcasing their products at the Agritech (the hall next to the IFEX).
Cherry Lin of Lytone Enterprise. They are a producer of tablets and stickers that reduce the emission of ethylene and can almost double the shelf life of a flower. It enables growers to transport their flowers by sea, which is 40% cheaper. Already 80% of the Taiwanese Oncidium growers are using the tablets (Ansip) of Lytone Enterprise to extened the shelf live. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Cherry Lin of Lytone Enterprise. They are a producer of tablets and stickers that reduce the emission of ethylene and can almost double the shelf life of a flower. It enables growers to transport their flowers by sea, which is 40% cheaper. Already 80% of the Taiwanese Oncidium growers are using the tablets (Ansip) of Lytone Enterprise to extened the shelf live. More on this later in FloralDaily.
The poinsettias of Selecta, presented at the booth of Kaneya
The poinsettias of Selecta, presented at the booth of Kaneya
Also the plants of Jardin were presented at the booth of Kaneya.
Also the plants of Jardin were presented at the booth of Kaneya.
Kim Teayoung, Sang ok Park and Jae-Ro Lee of JP Sys. They manufacture binding machines and leave remover machines in Korea.
Kim Teayoung, Sang ok Park and Jae-Ro Lee of JP Sys. They manufacture binding machines and leave remover machines in Korea.
Kenji Okada of Fui Nihon Seito Corperation.
Kenji Okada of Fui Nihon Seito Corperation.
Jose Sanchez Posligua, Yasuko Kobayashi and Cristobal Albam of Pro Ecuador, the commercial section of the Embassy of Ecuador in Japan. Pro Ecuador promotes the Ecuadorian products in Japan, including the Ecuadorian rose.
Jose Sanchez Posligua, Yasuko Kobayashi and Cristobal Albam of Pro Ecuador, the commercial section of the Embassy of Ecuador in Japan. Pro Ecuador promotes the Ecuadorian products in Japan, including the Ecuadorian rose.
Panadda Pinkaew and their Japanese translator. They export Thailand cut flower orchids and want to enter the Japanese market. According to Pinkaew, they have to deal with a lot of competition from China. Therefore, they want to enter this market with different/special species.
Panadda Pinkaew and their Japanese translator. They export Thailand cut flower orchids and want to enter the Japanese market. According to Pinkaew, they have to deal with a lot of competition from China. Therefore, they want to enter this market with different/special species.
Yua Watanabe, Fumi Watanabe and Takeshi Kanaya of Chiba University.
Yua Watanabe, Fumi Watanabe and Takeshi Kanaya of Chiba University.
The team of Chrysal.
The team of Chrysal.
Yasantha Lofugamaga of Eco Soil from India. He is showcasing his products at the Gardex, the exhibition that is held next to and concurrently with the IFEX.
Yasantha Lofugamaga of Eco Soil from India. He is showcasing his products at the Gardex, the exhibition that is held next to and concurrently with the IFEX.
Jayaruwan Samarathunge of CoCo Green from Sri Lanka.
Jayaruwan Samarathunge of CoCo Green from Sri Lanka.
Entrance.
Entrance.
The Makuhari Messe.
The Makuhari Messe.
Entrance.
Entrance.
Mayumi Imeya of Kohnosizenen. She grows petunias in Japan for the domestic market.
Mayumi Imeya of Kohnosizenen. She grows petunias in Japan for the domestic market.
De Zoysa of M.C. Enterprises. A Indian manufacturer of coir products. He was showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
De Zoysa of M.C. Enterprises. A Indian manufacturer of coir products. He was showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
Tissa Kumarasiri of COco Tech from Sri Lanka. He was showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
Tissa Kumarasiri of COco Tech from Sri Lanka. He was showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
Sumith Rohana of Sumith Coir from Sri Lanka. He is showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
Sumith Rohana of Sumith Coir from Sri Lanka. He is showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
Sanadeera and Kithsiri Jayakody of Silvarmill Holdings from Sri Lanka. He is showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
Sanadeera and Kithsiri Jayakody of Silvarmill Holdings from Sri Lanka. He is showcasing his products at the Gardex, next to the IFEX.
Yuka Nakamura of Anet.
Yuka Nakamura of Anet.
Ishii of Iwatani Materials standing next to the trolleys from Alfloc. Alfloc is part of the Iwatani Group.
Ishii of Iwatani Materials standing next to the trolleys from Alfloc. Alfloc is part of the Iwatani Group.
Japanese Gypsophila growers. They are part of the Ja Aizumidori Special Commitee on Gypsophila. The Japnese growers can supply gypsophilas all year round. From summer till autumn, they gypsophilas come from the Northern part of Japan and from winter till spring, they come from the Southern part from Japan. According to Kanke Hiroaki, just a small number of gypsophillas are being imported from Kenya, Ethiopia and Colombia.
Japanese Gypsophila growers. They are part of the Ja Aizumidori Special Commitee on Gypsophila. The Japnese growers can supply gypsophilas all year round. From summer till autumn, they gypsophilas come from the Northern part of Japan and from winter till spring, they come from the Southern part from Japan. According to Kanke Hiroaki, just a small number of gypsophillas are being imported from Kenya, Ethiopia and Colombia.
Takahiro Amagasa of Yana, a producer of pots.
Takahiro Amagasa of Yana, a producer of pots.
Takahiro Amagasa of Yana holding one of their pots that are produced in the Netherlands by Pagter Innovations.
Takahiro Amagasa of Yana holding one of their pots that are produced in the Netherlands by Pagter Innovations.
Yoshiyuki Matsushima of MPS Japan and Nobuya Kaishita of Chrysal standing in front of the Relay Fressness booth. This is an initiative of the Japan Floral Marketing Association (JFMA), Matsushima and Kaishita are both part of this association, alonng with 200 other companies. Their aim is to promote flowers in Japan. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Yoshiyuki Matsushima of MPS Japan and Nobuya Kaishita of Chrysal standing in front of the Relay Fressness booth. This is an initiative of the Japan Floral Marketing Association (JFMA), Matsushima and Kaishita are both part of this association, alonng with 200 other companies. Their aim is to promote flowers in Japan. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Yoshihiko Mori and Sagtoshi Nakajima oif Palace Chemical. They sell products to dye flowers.
Yoshihiko Mori and Sagtoshi Nakajima oif Palace Chemical. They sell products to dye flowers.
Also flower decorations were showcased.
Also flower decorations were showcased.
Ryuji Arai and Hidenori kamata of Hory. They showcased their products at Agritech.
Ryuji Arai and Hidenori kamata of Hory. They showcased their products at Agritech.
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
Misako Tsunoda of Tsunoda Nursery. She breeds and grows beddingplants for the domestic Japanese market.
Misako Tsunoda of Tsunoda Nursery. She breeds and grows beddingplants for the domestic Japanese market.
Hokuto Sasaki of Touoake Kaki, one of the largest flower markets in Japan. Their flowers and plants are mainly from the Middle East, Australia and the Netherlands. According to Masumoto, 99 percent of the plants and flowers their received that are grown in Japan are for the domestic market. Around 1 percent is for export, but this is increasing because of the low value of the yen. Mainly Special Japanese varieties are exported.
Hokuto Sasaki of Touoake Kaki, one of the largest flower markets in Japan. Their flowers and plants are mainly from the Middle East, Australia and the Netherlands. According to Masumoto, 99 percent of the plants and flowers their received that are grown in Japan are for the domestic market. Around 1 percent is for export, but this is increasing because of the low value of the yen. Mainly Special Japanese varieties are exported.
Sheena Orchids.
Sheena Orchids.
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
Yoriaki Matsumoto of Daiichi Kaki, a flower auction.
Yoriaki Matsumoto of Daiichi Kaki, a flower auction.
Business meeting spots.
Business meeting spots.
Business meeting spots.
Business meeting spots.
Plants of tifosi.
Plants of tifosi.
Growers presenting their varieties.
Growers presenting their varieties.
Greenfirst.
Greenfirst.
Business meetings.
Business meetings.
Kaori Fujiwara of Tact and Roel van den Broek of Oriental Plants are visiting the show. Oriental Plants imports and exports young plants.
Kaori Fujiwara of Tact and Roel van den Broek of Oriental Plants are visiting the show. Oriental Plants imports and exports young plants.
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Masatoshi Ozawa aof AN Corporation and Satoshi Watanabe of IFEX. Ozawa Imports flowers, flower bulbs and agricultural machines into Japan.
Masatoshi Ozawa aof AN Corporation and Satoshi Watanabe of IFEX. Ozawa Imports flowers, flower bulbs and agricultural machines into Japan.
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Japanese growers showcasing their varieties.
Japanese growers showcasing their varieties.
Exhibition floor Gardex Expo.
Exhibition floor Gardex Expo.
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
Kannan of Green Block and Ramakrishnan of Sri Raam Coirs. They are exhibiting next to each other at the Gardex. This show was held in the hall next to the IFEX.
Kannan of Green Block and Ramakrishnan of Sri Raam Coirs. They are exhibiting next to each other at the Gardex. This show was held in the hall next to the IFEX.
Thilagavaihy and Ramakrishnan of Sri Raam Coirs. THey are exhibiting at the Gardex. This exhibition was held in the hall next to the IFEX.
Thilagavaihy and Ramakrishnan of Sri Raam Coirs. THey are exhibiting at the Gardex. This exhibition was held in the hall next to the IFEX.
Jagedheesh Akkumar and Anbu of United Impex together with Kamaraj of Sakthi. They are showcasing their products at the Gardex, a show held next to the IFEX.
Jagedheesh Akkumar and Anbu of United Impex together with Kamaraj of Sakthi. They are showcasing their products at the Gardex, a show held next to the IFEX.
Kunjumon of Royals Novelty Cloth Bazar from India was showcasing his products at the Gardex, a show held in the hall next to the IFEX.
Kunjumon of Royals Novelty Cloth Bazar from India was showcasing his products at the Gardex, a show held in the hall next to the IFEX.
Yuan-Chang Wu of the Chinese development association of Oncidium production and marketing.
Yuan-Chang Wu of the Chinese development association of Oncidium production and marketing.
In Japan, flowers are increasingly used to decorate the coffin.
In Japan, flowers are increasingly used to decorate the coffin.
Visitors looking at the sleeves of IMPACK.
Visitors looking at the sleeves of IMPACK.
Growers talking with visitors.
Growers talking with visitors.
Growers showing their varieties to visitors.
Growers showing their varieties to visitors.
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
Eiji Kageyama iof Nanahoshi standing next to the Poinsettia of Suntory. Nanahoshi is a Japanese company that buys Japanese plants and flowers and sells them in Japan.
Eiji Kageyama iof Nanahoshi standing next to the Poinsettia of Suntory. Nanahoshi is a Japanese company that buys Japanese plants and flowers and sells them in Japan.
The team of Panasonic at the Agritech (in the hall next to the IFEX).
The team of Panasonic at the Agritech (in the hall next to the IFEX).
Agrinext Expo.
Agrinext Expo.
Agritech Expo.
Agritech Expo.
Nobumasa Inoue of Sagawa Advance.
Nobumasa Inoue of Sagawa Advance.
Saori Toyama and Taichi Yamaguchi of NPLK Trading. They are the agent of Pelemix and Haifa in Japan.
Saori Toyama and Taichi Yamaguchi of NPLK Trading. They are the agent of Pelemix and Haifa in Japan.
Hideki Nakamura of MONO International. They import preserved flowers.
Hideki Nakamura of MONO International. They import preserved flowers.
Kenichiro Morita of Morita Orchids. THey are a breeder and grower of Orchids. THey have patent in Europe for one of their orchids called green ash.
Kenichiro Morita of Morita Orchids. THey are a breeder and grower of Orchids. THey have patent in Europe for one of their orchids called green ash.
The exhibition floor for 2016. The red spaces are book.
The exhibition floor for 2016. The red spaces are book.

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