Crespi Cup 2019 | 13-15 September 2019

Live the emotion to participate to an unique event where your world is the protagonist

Come to Crespi Cup 2019!

The event dedicated to bonsai and Suiseki world among the most awaited and visited 

The 13th International Bonsai & Suiseki Meeting – Crespi Cup 2019 this year will take place in Parabiago (MI) – Italy, from 13 to 15 September, in the headquarter of Crespi Bonsai. Conceived in 1995 by Crespi Bonsai it has quickly become an event of great importance in Europe, thanks to the wealth of its contents, quality and organization.


To the Crespi Cup, hospitality is sacred, like in Japan, and dedicated to everyone, from the great names of bonsai and Japanese culture to collectors, amateurs up to ordinary curious people, but above all to those who love nature and beauty.

BCI Award of Recognition

On the occasion of the 13th International Bonsai & Suiseki Meeting, the Bonsai Club International’s manager Massimo Bandera, will give the BCI Award of Recognition to bonsai, shohin, suiseki and pot categories.

5 exhibition-contests

The meeting will host the usual 5 exhibition-contests to attend: Enthusiast’s Exhibition for all the amateurs who loves bonsai, Crespi Bonsai Cup, Crespi Shohin Cup, Crespi Suiseki Cup, Crespi Pot Cup dedicated to collectors and professionals.

A top program

Meet the great world protagonists of bonsai, suiseki and pottery art present at this new edition of the Crespi Cup. These authors are joined by the great names of European bonsai, who will hold conferences, demonstrations and workshops.

The great guests

Available to the public, with technical demonstrations and workshops, a true world bonsai protagonist: the great master SHINJI SUZUKI, with his son HIROAKIwhom it will join NOBUYUKI KAJIWARA, teacher of the University of Bonsai and curator of the Crespi Bonsai Museum. For the first time in Europe, the Japanese expert SADAMITSU KATAOKA, stage name Koshousen of the Yamaaki Company of Tokoname will be here during this edition to make the world of pots better known. YOICHI NEGISHI is the third-generation owner of the family’s historic company, Negishi Industry Co. Ltd., the only manufacturer of bonsai watering cans in Japan. The European experts will be: ANTONIO RICCHIARI, EDOARDO ROSSI and GAETANO SETTEMBRINI.

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Our guests

Discover the main guests who will participate to the 13th International Bonsai and Suiseki Meeting

Shinji Suzuki

Bonsai Master
Guest of honor of this edition of Crespi Cup is Shinji Suzuki: the greatest contemporary bonsai artist. In his career he has won five Prime Minister Awards.

Hiroaki Suzuki

Bonsai Artist
Hiroaki is the eldest son of master Shinji Suzuki and at just 28 years of age he is already considered one of the most promising Japanese bonsai artists.

Nobuyuki Kajiwara

Bonsai Master
Teacher of bonsai technique at the University of Bonsai and curator of the Crespi Bonsai Museum; one most important figure of professional bonsai art.

Sadamitsu Kataoka

Potter Master
Direct descendant of Akiji Kataoka, producer of the homonymous porcelain bonsai manufacture and founder of one of the most famous furnaces in the world: the Yamaaki.

Yoichi Negishi

Third generation craftsman
Third generation owner of Negishi Industry Co. Ltd., the only manufacturer of bonsai watering cans in Japan, founded in 1944 by his grandfather.

Antonio Ricchiari

Bonsaist, writer
The most prolific author of texts and studies in the bonsai field, with 23 publications and over 650 articles. Founder of Bonsai & Suiseki Magazine.

Edoardo Rossi

Bonsaist, musician and writer
He holds courses, workshops and demonstrations of bonsai art in Italy and abroad; he is also the author of the Kazari book – The art of displaying bonsai and suiseki.

Gaetano Settembrini

Official instructor registered in the I.B.S. (Bonsai and Suiseki Instructors). He holds demonstrations and bonsai courses of various levels in all Italy.

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