(photos: Takanori Aiba) Takanori Aiba’s Bonsai Art(chitecture) | US$na | www.tokyogoodidea.com
bonsai, an ornamental tree of a miniature proportion, normally don’t appeal to non-flora lovers like us but there is a special breed of bonsai that managed to awe us. we were totally fixated on his works even though images were all we can see. these unique bonsai trees created by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba brings about a whole new bonsai art form that fuses Lilliputian architecture designs with the traditional bonsai. what’s more impressive is, the structures that he integrated into the bonsai are derived out of the pages of his imagination. in short, none of the buildings are real-life miniature replicas. he even dreamed up of a hotel created out of the iconic Michelin mascot, dubbed the Hotel de Michelin, which is currently displayed in his restaurant in Tokyo. Aiba didn’t exactly put a name on this new bonsai art but we would gladly call them Bonsai Art(chitecture). unfortunately, these awesome work of arts are not for sale, at least for now. though you’d be lucky enough if you are able to appreciate them in person, cos’ these artworks are only exhibited in Japan. we just hope Aiba would eventually bring them on a tour around the world but in the meantime, we just have to settle for some images which you will find after the break.