Air Bonsai seems to be a predecessor of more-than-thousand-year-old Japanese art form. This tradition of growing any perennial woody-stemmed tree or shrub species in a tray-like pot or a container carries an intention of long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees. There are parallel cultures with the same tradition but are identified by different names; like in Chinese it is called as ‘Penjai’ which is said to be the point of origination. However, looking at this new concept, it seems the Japanese tradition has not only taken contemplation to the next level for the viewer but has refreshed the level of effort and creativity the grower as well.
Being said that, Air Bonsai is not only about interiors anymore but now it involves a great combination of spirituality and tech at an optimum level; all thanks to the makers, Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden Team, the reason behind this bewildering idea. While the tradition nurtures the spirituality part of Air Bonsai, the technical part is handled by two magnets, one in the base and the other in the squishy plant base. These magnets repel each other to separate the plant from the base and translate into a jaw-dropping piece of art, which can be placed anywhere you want.