About the Japanese Flower Business

The Climate of Japan日本の気候風土
~日本の地理的、気候的特性による日本産花きの多様性~

Located on the eastem edge of Eurasia and the westem rim of the Pacific Ocean, Japan is a bow-shaped, volcanic island chain that extends 2,000 km from the northeast to the southwest. in the center of the country's rich, rugged terrain stands a 2,000- to-3,000- meter high mountain range. While a large part of Japan's climate is temperate, there is a range of regions from subtropical to subarctic. Annual rainfall also varies from 1,000 mm to 3,000mm according to the region. These geographical and climatic characteristics contribute to the distinct seasons. 

In addition, the progressive development of greenhouse and related facilities contribute to the year-round commercial production of the world's most diverse, high-quality flowers and plants. Furthermore, the political and financial infrastructure of the Edo Era initiated advancements in forestry and agricultural breeding processes suitable to the varied regional conditions. In each of the hundreds of local municipalities of that time, the tradition to proactively advance floriculture was born. That tradition resulted in the over 1,000 individual breeders producing flowers and plants throughout contemporary Japan.