The floating miracle called Air Bonsai
We have heard legends like the hanging trees of Babylon (which some legends say were trees floating in the air), we have seen floating plants and trees in anime like .hack//Sign, the animated movie Avatar, and maybe even dreamed about them, but thanks to a team of artistic geniuses, the Hoshintsu Team, with a love for stars and Bonsai trees, levitating trees are now a reality! Imagine a bonsai floating in the air, spinning like a little planet of life. Magic? Well, science and art become magic with this new super sugoi creation which the Hoshinchu team aptly named Air Bonsai.
This little floating miracle consists of the bottom half called the ‘energy base’ and the floating ball, which they named the ‘little star’. The ‘little star’ hovers about two inches from the ‘energy base’ and can hold up to 300 grams. Both the energy base and the little star have magnets installed in them to give the bonsai the ability to levitate on top. The base is made of traditional Japanese porcelain and the bonsai can be replaced with any other plant, if you so choose, you must just make sure that it balances.
The Hoshinchu team recently launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to bring their product to the world, aiming to raise about $80, 000 by March 2016. The nice thing about the Air Bonsai is that when you order it, you get it as a do-it-yourself kit. It makes your Air Bonsai more personal. It allows you to transplant your favourite plant onto the ‘little star’ and then you just place it above the ‘energy base’ and the magic is born in your own home, made with your own two hands, well almost. If you do not have a green thumb, pre-made bonsai at higher pledge levels are possible.
You must, at least, pledge $200 (That is R3304.46 at current Rand/US$ rate) to receive an Air Bonsai kit as the reward. Sadly at the moment we are writing this Hoshinchu will only ship to Japan, the U.S. or Canada, but if you are resourceful and innovative, getting your own Air Bonsai is within your reach. Here is their promotional video, beware it is very convincing and might just win you over! Follow the link: http://bit.ly/Air-Bonsai-Promotional-Video
If you want to know more of Air Bonsai, here is a link to the Hoshinchu Kickstarter page. There are mind-blowing videos and more to tantalize your wildest floating plant fantasy. Follow this link for more; http://bit.ly/Air-Bonsai-Kickstarter-page