The latest cute floating bonsai trees blur the line between technology and magic.
The bonsai trees that come from Hayao Miyazaki seem to be magical in their nature. They are fundamentally an $80,000 project that is being funded by Kickstarter.
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A bonsai-like little plant is placed over a magnetic base. It begins to hover above it in a beautifully anime way. The project has gathered more money than what it set out to collect.
There is basically an energy base, an adapter and a moss ball in which the bonsai plant is fitted. Those customers who are in the US will not be getting trees from Japan. Instead they will get local pine trees.
However, there is a caveat. Since they are real, they will have to be watered and taken care of. The sets have a price of $200. But it could go up to $10,000 if you want to go the whole hog and view the entire garden and works.
As human beings we have always been fascinated by things that float in midair. Hovercraft, UFOs and myths and legends of levitating yogis have always caught our attention.
The principle that this floating bonsai works through is two repelling magnets. The plants have been termed little stars. And the aura they exude is almost magical in nature.
For a moment or two one could not believe one’s eyes. Are they for real? Apparently, the answer is in the affirmative. These trees not only hover in the air above their base, they also turn round and round continuously.
It is almost like they represent teensy weensy planets on earth. The project is called Air Bonsai and it is the latest trend to hit the interior decoration markets of the world.
Since the shipment of live plants from Japan to the USA is a daunting task, most of these magical wonders are sold in the US with plants collected on US soil.
There are various types of bonsai trees and beyond the nominal $200 value you get other beneficial additions in the same package.
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The only snag is that the plant base has to be constantly kept plugged in an electric socket. Otherwise, it is the best thing around for miles. In fact, they are a better deal than floating speakers.