A look back to Mosaiculture International Hamamatsu 2009

Paix dans le monde

 Nagasaki Peace 

Located halfway between Tokyo and Osaka, Hamamatsu is the cradle of the large car manufacturers sucha as Suzuki and Honda. It was also called the “city of the music” because of its long tradition of manufacturing of instruments, especially the piano. Its local culinary speciality is the eel, whose city has been a place of breeding for more than 100 years. In 2009, Hamamatsu was the city host of Mosaïcultures International, taking over Shanghai (China) for the greatest joy of the amateurs and the amatrices of flowers and plants of Japan.

From September 19th to November 23rd, 2009, more of 865,000 visitors and visitors could admire 91 works of mosaïculture, all more gigantic and spectacular the ones that the others, under the topic “the symphony of the man and nature”. 97 teams coming from 25 countries competed of creativity and know-how to present works reflecting their culture and integration and art and of nature. Mosaïcultures International of Hamamatsu put at contribution 1,200 voluntary which devoted 5,800 days people throughout the event.

Grand Prize Winners of MIH 2009

The MIH 2009 proposed not less than 23 different prices for which 91 figurines into 2 and 3 dimensions had raced. Here are some:

Grand Honorary Award : 

The Man Who Planted Trees, Montreal, Province of Quebec

L'homme qui plantait des arbres

3D Honorary Award


The shared homeland, Beijing, Chine

La terre en partage

Halbao, Shanghai, Chine


2D Honorary Award

White sand beach strewn with green pines, Hamamatsu Parks and Green spaces association


Shirasuka Shiomizaka, Koais, Japan


Jury’s Choice Award

A harmony of smiles, Hamamatsu, Japan

Harmonie de sourires

People’s Choice Award:

First prize

 The Man Who Planted Trees, Montreal, Province of Quebec

Homme qui plantait des arbres 2


(Thank to  Andre Sato)

Part 1

Part 2


Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


Source: International Mosaiculture Committee

Comité international des Mosaicultures