Snowball from JA Topia-Hamamatsu

Today we would like to offer Snowball (Viburnum opulus) that have been supplied from the distribution center of JA Topia-Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture.

We have been receiving Snowball from Shizuoka since the middle of March, as their growth is on the right track also in this year. Snowball from JA Topia-Hamamatsu is easy-to-use because it has a long stem and a good volume with a wide range of specifications in a different number of flowers.

So far we have been receiving only those grown in a greenhouse, but after the middle of this month, outdoor-grown Snowball will be shipped to us. Plus, since the season for Snowball comes earlier due to the warm climate this year, there will be other shipments from the cold and highland areas like Nagano prefecture and Yamagata prefecture, starting from around the end of April.

From now on, as the production area will be relayed from west to east, the amount of supply will be bigger until the beginning to the middle of May. So please consider getting Snowball.

Original article written by Mr. Ishizuka,

Translated by S. Yamamoto

“Odoru Tancho” from JA Kumamoto-city



Today we are offering “Odoru Tancho” from JA Kumamoto-city, and Allium from Kumamoto-prefecture.
JA Kumamoto-city supplies the “Odoru Tancho” (Allium) that literally means “dancing crane,” and growers make it bent manually in a distinctive way so that each looks differently.
From Kumamoto-prefecture, other types of Allium like “Blue Perfume,” “Sky Perfume,” and “Shoryu” which is a super big-bloom type are also available.

  • Blue Perfume
  • Sky Perfume Wave
  • Shoryu


Thanks to its warm climate, we have been receiving products from Kumamoto-prefecture since the beginning of March, ahead of other areas in Japan. From now to April the amount and the number of their products will increase, so please consider using them for seasonal items as a decorative accent.




Original Article by Mr Takagi,
Translated and edited by S. Yamamoto

Sweet Pea from Atsumi, “The capital of flowers“


Grower: Atsumi in JA Aichi Minami
Item: Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)

We displayed cute sweet peas that have sweet fragrances and plentiful colors.

  • 200224S154


Atsumi’s Sweet Pea is in season in March for their colors, volumes and vase-lives.

  • 200224S102Royal Blue
  • 200224S104Catherine
  • 200224S106Celeste
  • 200224S108Grace
  • 200224S110Marriage


  • 200224S112Polaris
  • 200224S114Scarlet
  • 200224S116Shocking Pink
  • 200224S118Emily
  • 200224S120Valentine


  • 200224S122Tiara
  • 200224S124Dianna
  • 200224S126Pink Sloth
  • 200224S128First Lady
  • 200224S130Sylphy


  • 200224S132Jewelry
  • 200224S134Honey
  • 200224S136Apricot
  • 200224S138Tsuki no Shizuku
  • 200224S140Stella


  • 200224S142Silvia
  • 200224S144Ai no Hana
  • 200224S146Green
  • 200224S148Yellow
  • 200224S150Lemon


  • 200224S152Orange

March is the season for outings and celebrating graduations.
This year however you may feel uneasy to go outside…
So, we suggest gifting seasonal Sweet Pea to your children or decorating your room with them to enjoy flowers at home.

Chrysal professional 2 is given to the water of displayed items.


Translated by S. Yamamoto


Ota Floriculture Auction Co., Ltd holds “FLOWER OF THE YEAR OTA” which aims to commends outstanding flower Growers who made quality improvement and created trends in the flower industry. This award is selected by Japanese experts with a neutral position among nominated flowers selected by OTA Floriculture Research Institute LTD, our subsidiary, based on abundant date. The award ceremony was held on Friday, December 6th at our auction room, and certificates and trophies were awarded to the winners by our CEO Mr. Isomura.

Refferring to these results, OTA Floriculture Research Institute LTD, conducts flower trend analysis.

◆Grand Prize◆

Grower:Green Tech Co., Ltd.
Species:Enkianthus perulatus

Enkianthus perulatus is Japan native tree which has the power to change the image of space with just one. Their Natural and cool atmosphere is very beautiful and there is no substitute.Currently, with the increasing preference for Consumer’s Return to nature, Enkianthus perulatus is used not only for decoration of events and commercial facilities, but also for house interior decoration. In addition, exports are also active, and there are overwhelming popular among domestic and overseas. Green Tech Co., Ltd., the award winner, was highly evaluated for its ability to respond to detailed orders from buyers.

◆Outstanding performance award◆

Item :Ixia
Variety name:Aquamarine
Kosaka-Engei grew from a seed that had been spilling into the corner of the field over the past 16 years into an award-winning variety. It was awarded because it is a miracle blue flower that has no other varieties in Japan. Ixia is mostly pink, white, and yellow, but aquamarine attracts viewers with its transparent blue. Although the pipe house collapsed due to the typhoon in September this year, he is currently recovering eagerly to resume shipping from February next year. The award-winning varieties are expected to be shipped around late April.

◆Special Award◆

Grower:JA Shinshu Suwa
Item : Limonium hybrid
Variety Name:Unryu

Unryu’s buds are larger than conventional products and have a popping texture. In recent years, its appearance has been re-evaluate as “kawaii”. A gentle and soft atmosphere can be combined with any flower, establishing a new way and position for Limonium hybrid.  After Limonium hybrid gained popularity in the Showa period,  it declined for a period of time, but its value has been reviewed in the Reiwa era. It will be shipped around May-June from JA Shinshu Suwa.

◆New Flower Encouragement Award◆

Grower:Maebashi Rose Production Association
Variety name:Mango Reeva

The development of new rose varieties is a saturated market. However, as a result of steady market research, Maebashi Rose Production association has been able to gain the reputation of many buyers by introducing “Mango Riber”, an instagrammable mango color. Grower listened to the market and followed the trends accurately, and won the highest award at the “Japan Rose Cut Flower Fair”, a national rose festival, for the second consecutive year. They are high-class Grower.

Original Article written by OTA Floriculture Research Institute LTD.
Translated and edited by Y. Fuchu

Original ranunculus from KAGAWA MITOYO

Today we introduce ranunculus produced by Mitoyo Horticultural Center in Kagawa Prefecture.

Mitoyo Horticultural Center is located in the area facing the Seto Inland Sea in Kagawa Prefecture, located about 200 km southwest of Osaka Prefecture and in the northeastern part of Shikoku.

Mitoyo mainly produces original varieties of ranunculus called “Temari” series and “Ryugu” series.

Temari series can be enjoyed at home for a long time because it is harvested at the stage when flower buds are still hard comparing with other varieties. It has 8 varieties such as Koharu, Yuzu, Lemon, Snow and Akane so on. Among them, “Lemon Temari” and “Yuzu Temari” have citrus scents.


  • 190128S106 Akane(茜てまり)
  • 190128S112 Koharu(小春てまり)
  • 190128S124 Yuki(雪てまり)
  • 190128S126 Lemon(れもんてまり)
  • 190128S128 Yuzu(ゆずてまり)


Another series – “Ryugu” series have more than 20 varieties, including “Ryugu Karin”. It is named after the old Japanese folk story, “Urashima-Taro” set in ​​Mitoyo City. *In the story, fisherman Taro Urashima was guided to the Ryugu Castle on the seabed by a turtle that he helped.Both series are available from mid-November to mid-April.

We recommend you to adopt these varieties into your bouquets and arrangements in this winter season.

Original Article written by Mr. Tada,
Translated and edited by Y. Fuchu