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This site is not valuable for Scientific and/or Botanical purpose. It is to supply and exchange information about Paphiopedilums between Paphiopedilum lovers around the world.

In this site, the English is not always adequate to explain the information and there are some misspellings. Please let me know if you find mistakes. Thank you.

I need your help and cooperation to build up this Home page , Paph's world......................!!!

Now, for the time being, I'll show you my , Dr. Tanaka's Paph's world.

Attention: We, this web site and ' Welcome to Orchid Japan', will inform you of orchid shows around the world. Please help by sending any information about local orchid shows to Dr. Tanaka or Webmaster of ' Welcome to Orchid Japan '. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

What's new! 090126

A notice

When you send e mail to Tanaka, please put a title concerning orchids. A have so many junk mail every day and I discard them identifying from the title without checking the contents. If you send e mail to me before and did not get the reply, please send it again. I might throw it away. Thank you.

JGP(Japan Grand Prix, International Orchid Festival ) in Tokyo Dome

JGP 2015 will come soon 141222

International Paphiopedilum Forum in Tokyo 141222

Date: The 15th(Sun) , Feb. in 2015
Place: Sience Museum in Kitanomaru Park
Sponcered by Japan Paphiopedilum association (JPA) and Cymbidium Society of America Japan Branch(CSA)
Lectures :

Mr. Alexje Popow / About my trip in South Asia
This meeting will be held in JGP period above. Please visit us when you come to JGP. Contact to Dr. Tanaka (tanatosh@jichi.ac.jp)

I wish to the attendance. If possible, would you donate some small amout of confectionery like cookies, candies or chocolate....? In this meeting, we want to enjoy the confectionery from each countries around the world or local areas in Japan with flowers and with many Paph friends. Can you do that?
Thank you.

Report of JGP ( Sorry, the report in 2006 was not prepared yet)

Now, the report of JGP 2005 is available, step by step 050315

The report of JGP 2004 has been released.

from RHS


The fee for Orchid hybrid registration will increase from 1st January 2010.090126

How to search the hybrid's information from RHS website(URLexchanged)070706

Newly registered Grexs of Paphiopedilum in April 2008080805

News about Paphs from APOR, RHS  041201
<Examples> Paph. viniferum became not to be identified a individual species but one of variety of Paph. callosum. We cannot use the species name of Paph viniferum as one of parents for hybrids registration anymore.

Japanese form of RHS registration 070202


Paph. philippinense var. palawanense was described ...... Newly discoveredPaphiopedilums (CLICK)  

A Japanese Modern Artist, Mr. Kazuyoshi Kawahara......Arts of paphiopedilum (CLICK) 080509

Genus Paphiopedilum Albino Forms was published by Mr. Olaf Gruss New Orchid books (CLICK). 080410

Paph. helenae fma delicatum was described ...... Newly discoveredPaphiopedilums (CLICK)  

Paph. delenatii fma vinicolor was described ...... Newly discoveredPaphiopedilums (CLICK)  

A New Young Star in Japanese Paintings, Miss KYOKO NAKAMURA ......Arts of paphiopedilum (CLICK)

Paphiopedilums for the beginners (CLICK)


Some thoughts on Paphiopedilums (CLICK)


The wonderful Paphiopedilum world (CLICK)
The rare hybrids in Japan (


Dr. Tanaka's Paphiopedilum World (CLICK)
Family, Paphs, Paphs' Growing area etc.


How to grow and care of Pahiopedilum (CLICK)
Technique for growing paphs. Including information from visitors.


Paphiopedilum Friends around the World(CLICK)


TOPICS Newly discovered
Paphiopedilums (CLICK)
Phragmipediums ( CLICK )


The Special Program (CLICK)
New hotos of Paph.
glaucophyllum v. moquetianum f. flavoviride (album)
Paph. leucochilum breeded in Japan

Paph. tranlienianum album was described.
Many kinds of Topics and Special Programs


Orchid Show around the world
Information of Orchid Show will come soon (CLICK)
Report of Orchid Show( CLICK )
< International and Local Orchid Shows around the world with a focus on Paphiopedilums >



Japan Paphiopedilum Association (CLICK in detail)
< the official web site>(CLICK)
Paphiopedilum Saloon in Romantic Village, Tochigi
Paphiopedilum meeting in Tokyo




About Washington Treaty, CITES.(CLICK)


RHS information (CLICK)


The useful information for you
The good news including how to grow Paphs., some products for growing etc.(CLICK)


Arts of paphiopedilum (CLICK)


Q & A
The answer room for questions in Paphs from you .
Some are in English now !(CLICK)


New Orchid books (CLICK).


Links (CLICK)


A Bulletin Board English OK (CLICK)


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