Bonsai is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Originated in China then redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism, the history of Bonsai can be date back over a thousand years. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower). Although, it is a delicate and time-consuming process to take care of a bonsai, there are many benefits to have one at home: They look beautiful, and moreover the process of taking care of them encourage patience and dedication, help to relieve stress and purify the air. Although we can’t show you the rest of the benefits of having a bonsai at home, but you can at least show you how beautiful they can be.
Floating bonsai now comes to reality! Created by designers at The Hoshinchu Team, this little “floating plant” is called “Air Bonsai” which consists of the bottom half called the “energy base” and the floating ball – the “little star.” The trick of floating is quite simple – magnets are installed in both halves so that the “little star” could float with the bonsai on top.
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Bonsai is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. While in recent years, miniaturization trend of Bonsai has been going even further. There is a new type of bonsai, called “cho-mini bonsai, or ultra-small bonsai”, which is less than 3cm in height. Due to its extreme tiny size, you can easily find a spot anywhere for this little greenery. Of course, not all traditional bonsai species are appropriate for such small space. But a whole range of others seems well-suited to life in a thimble, including simple garden weeds. Would you like to have some tiny bonsai on your desk?
Japan based artist, Takanori Aiba uses materials like stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin to create some fantastical sculptures. Those miniature structures were inspired by his earlier experiences in making bonsai and illustrating mazes. Bonsai reflects the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant. However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of Aiba’s works contains extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology. The level of detail and intricacy in his work is truly mind-blowing. Each sculpture is like a miniature world, bursting with life and stories. Below you will find a selection of Takanori’s work and you can click [here]to check more of his work.