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Artist Transforms Bonsai Trees Into Lilliputian Cities

By Gerard @presurfer
Artist Transforms Bonsai Trees Into Lilliputian CitiesBonsai is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. The tradition dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. Bonsai is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai.
A 'bon' is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture. The word bonsai is often used in English as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots.
Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has taken bonsai trees, food packaging, and even a tiny statue of the Michelin Man, and constructed miniature metropolises around these objects, thus creating real-life Bottled Cities of Kandor.
(thanks Miss Rare)The Presurfer

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