Wabara Roses from Japan
We are sooooo happy that we can offer you Wabara roses! Truly amazing varieties of roses from Japan.
Yes! We can offer you amazing Japanese bred roses! The quantity available is very low at the moment because we are still in a kind of test-phase. Nonetheless we do not want to withhold you of these spectacular varieties of garden roses. And you know the Japanese! The roses have to be extremely good and special. So we know that the growers from Keiji are selecting and breeding the roses with the utmost skill and precision. And the results are amazing!
And now, after many years of testing in Japan a selection of the best roses was send to Kenya to grow at a high altitude Farm. Some of the varieties are already available for the European market.
At the moment we source around 15 different varieties from the grower in Kenya; garden rose shaped, sprays, scented, or a combination the latter. Each one more beautiful than the other.
A fantastic breeder from Japan
“The rose farm Keiji is where the roses are originally bred. A few miles from Kyoto.
The Kyoto area is a beautiful area in Japan. No matter if you go barefoot across tatami mats in ryokan, sip matcha in centuries-old tearooms, cycle through Arashiyama’s bamboo forest or drink convenience-store beer on the banks of the Kamo-gama, Kyoto is a city you could never get tire of. When visiting Kyoto, now you have another destination for your bucket list; rose farm Keiji!
A Visit to Kyoto, Japan
“It is amazing to see how different Japanese rose growers approach the breeding process, and how it is also the ‘same’ as in Europe.
“You are too busy”! This was told to his son by the owner of the farm Keiji in Japan. The total atmosphere in and around the farm was one of peace and tranquility. We sam so many beautiful roses, amazing. Above you see some pictures of our visit to Japan.
Wabara Roses from Rose Farm Keiji
The roses bred by the people from the Keiji rose farme call the roses ‘Wabara’.
Wa (和 ?) is a Japanese cultural concept usually translated into English as “harmony”. It implies a peaceful unity and conformity within a social group, in which members prefer the continuation of a harmonious community over their personal interests. Japanese businesses encourage Wa in the workplace, with employees typically given a career for life in order to foster a strong association with their colleagues and firm. Rewards and bonuses are usually given to groups, rather than individuals, further enforcing the concept of group unity.
Bara is the Japanese name for rose,
(And we call them Wabara Roses, which is a bit weird, but as almost none of our customers is from Japan, it makes it a bit easier to understand what we are talking about!)
If you want more info about Wabara roses, please send your mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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