“1000 bloom chrysanthemum” field report

Time flies so quickly! Chrysanthemum Festival is going to last few more days!

Do you know how these incredibly gorgeous creature come to East conservatory??

Here, I would like to show you the BACK of the field (that only few people could see!)

and also the greatest performance of team”Longwood Gardens”

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full blooming now!

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October 23,2014

~Shipping out of 1000 bloom Chrysanthemum from Nursery to East Conservatory~

6:45 am early in the morning, it is still dark outside @greenhouse14.

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↓we have two of 1000 bloom mum in Nursery. only one was chosen for the festival.

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fisrt of all, one extra mum was taken outside. still dark.

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in greenhouse14, scaffolding was removed by powerful staff of carpenters,natural lands.

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here is the 1000 bloom mum  chosen.

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to carry the mum, Metal craft mans were attaching many parts of metals.

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everyone watched over with curious…

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yes we were!

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Yoko-san,1000 bloom mum’s head, ties the mum

in order to avoid the mum hitting  the gate.

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metal for handle was been attaching!

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tool is cool!

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it was getting bright.

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the mum was moved carefully safely especial when going trough the gate!

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the size of the mum is 12 feet which is the exactly the same size as the gate!

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let’s move onto the big truck!!

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a little bit raining outside this time…

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8:00am Alright, The mum left the greenhouse completely.

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here’s like empty room in greenhouse14.

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they were creating the frame to protect the mum when driving.

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8:40am we were leaving from Nursery. let’s go!

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it was raining… one of the barrier, clear!

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this day, road traffic was controlled for the mum by security.

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↓the mum protruded from road.

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9:00am @northgate of conservatory.

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9:10am let’s enter inside!

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almost almost…

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9:30am last step to get position!

↓this wooden craft corse for the mum is made by carpenters.

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everyone was watching over the mum.

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the wooden craft was removed quickly and the mum finally got position!

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9:50am all process of shipping out was done.

and then “1000 chrysanthemum” members  started attaching spike and rindai

which was the last process of our work.

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1:30pm we finally finish all.

this year, we have 『1515 bloom Chrysanthemum』 yeah~^^

↓ Nursery Chrysanthemum members are in front of 『1515 bloom Chrysanthemum』

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//////////coming back to Nursery, Jojo was streching…with me///////////

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It was very special experience for us.

I never thought I could learn how to create 1000 bloom chrysanthemum,whose techniques had been learnt from Japan, here in US.

Thank you very much “Longwood Gardens”

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