Saika Bonsai Saika Bonsai is a modern type of bonsai invented by the fifth generation bonsai master Yamada of Seikouen. Seikouen is one of the six bonsai gardens in the bonsai village in Omiya ward, Saitama City. Ms Yamada recognised that bonsai needed reinvention to appeal to a larger audience.
The Japanese New Year tradition of Hatsumode – Hatsumode is the first visit of the year to a shrine or a temple, an important and much practiced tradition of new year celebrations in Japan. There are many shrines and also temples all around Saitama where you can practise Hatsumode. Technically
Fresa Yoshimi Illumination – Tentative information for 2021. This event did not go ahead in 2020 on account of the Coronavirus. Fresa Yoshimi Illumination The illumination in Fresa Yoshimi is a particularly child friendly winter lights display. It is also one of the longest running – it started in 2003.