As a part of carrying out its mission, the WBFF sponsors a World Bonsai Convention every four years, with the member regions taking turns in hosting these conventions. Previous conventions were held in Japan the United States South Korea Germany Puerto Rico the United States The Peoples Republic of China Jintan 2013 Saitama City Japan in 2017 Perth Australia 2021
“to promote and diffuse throughout the world bonsai, a living art that can be appreciated by all peoples … actively exchange knowledge, technology information, etc., related to the art of bonsai among countries of the world, thus advancing international friendship and goodwill.” Saburo Kato.
WBFF is an international non-profit organization that was organized in Japan in 1989. Its mission is to promote bonsai throughout the world as a living art that can be appreciated by people everywhere.