‘Senrinzaki’ chrysanthemum flowers to go on display in Singapore

31 August 2018

“Senrinzaki” (literally, 1,000 blossoms on a single stalk) chrysanthemum flowers produced in Nihonmatsu city, Fukushima Prefecture, are scheduled to go on display from mid-September in Singapore’s popular botanical park “Gardens by the Bay.” The exhibit is intended to publicize “chrysanthemums of Nihonmatsu” and promote the globally rare flower species as a local Nihonmatsu brand to tourists visiting Singapore from around the world.

Senrinzaki features as many as 1,000 chrysanthemum flowers on a single stalk by allowing branches to repeatedly splinter. Nihonmatsu is giving priority to this and other highly sophisticated techniques for producing charming chrysanthemum artwork. The forthcoming display in Singapore was arranged as the Gardens by the Bay was looking for senrinzaki.

Nihonmatsu Kikueikai, an organization promoting chrysanthemum-based artwork, will contribute a senrinzaki pot, a pot of “hyakutarin” (literally, 100 flowers) and a chrysanthemum princess doll to the Singapore garden. The group is seeking to promote sales of such products and draw foreign visitors.

A video promoting chrysanthemums in Nihonmatsu at home and abroad has been completed. The “Chrysanthemum town Nihonmatsu branding project” video introduces beautiful senrinzaki grown in the city. Available in Japanese and English versions, the videos can be watched on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PtYndjuGKb8 (Japanese), https://youtu.be/WbRT-S0vWFM (English)

【Photos】 A Senrinzaki pot set to be displayed in Singapore

(Translated by Kyodo News)