Lori Zimmer

Takanori Aiba's Amazing Bonsai Tree Castles are Miniature Living Worlds

by , 04/23/14
filed under: Botanical, gallery, Gardening

green design, eco design, sustainable design, bonsai tree, Takanori Aiba, Bonsai castles, bonsai diorama, terrarium, house plant

The largest of the dioramas is called “Ice Cream Packages Tower.” Made from stained paper and wood, the levels cantilever unevenly on top of one another, carrying red and white ice cream shop awnings throughout the entire model.

Each of the bonsai dioramas are fitted with a beautiful custom terrarium casings, which range from simple cubes to more Victorian shapes that evoke the structure of botanical gardens. The tiny treasures are truly inspiring, and add a creative craft to the already beautiful tradition of raising bonsai trees.

+ Takanori Aiba

Via My Modern Met

 

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8 Comments

  1. Maureen Fukushima June 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    These are simply exquisite AND show that not only is Aiba talented with the art of Bonsai but also is fantastically creative with doing the miniature buildings.

  2. An Young February 22, 2012 at 5:37 am

    absolutely gorgeous and fantastically magical. Love it!

  3. muhaimincs February 22, 2012 at 4:09 am

    where can i buy this

  4. Bonsai Ku February 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I wonder what is in your mind Mr.Takanori.. really inspirative for me. salute..

  5. erikawarren February 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I could sit there for hours, days, weeks starring into this magical lil world.. <3 <3 <3

  6. Shreddingmynotes February 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Absolutely brilliant design work. I’d love to see these scaled to reality. Great feature, Lori!

  7. GreenSteve February 15, 2012 at 5:56 am

    That is amazing!

  8. lefia February 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    These are absolutely incredible.

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