Air Bonsai Launches Kickstarter Campaign with a “floating bonsai” ?!
Team Hoshinchu, based in Tokyo, Japan, launched a Kickstarter campaign for an innovative way to appreciate the Art of Bonsai with Air Bonsai, a floating and rotating bonsai. Air Bonsai fuses the Art of Bonsai and the creative application of levitation technology. The product reflects both traditional Japanese aesthetics and modern design. Made in Japan, Air Bonsai consists of a plant vessel (aka “little star”) made of moss or lava stone and a porcelain base (aka “energy base”). Built-in magnets allow the “little star” to float and rotate 2 centimeters above the “energy base”. The plant vessel can hold a maximum weight of 300 grams allowing for a variety of plant types from a traditional “Matsu” pine to a flowering “Sakura”. Hoshinchu also offers a one -of-a-kind “energy base” handcrafted by a dedicated craftsman.
Producer, Hikaru Hoshi hopes the Air Bonsai becomes a catalyst to promote the traditional Japanese art form of bonsai to the modern generation through its unique presentation. Hikaru believes the recipient of an Air Bonsai could feel the “kokoro” (heart) of Japanese culture and the deep appreciation of nature.