If you’ve always wanted a bonsai tree at home but you’re just too busy to take care of it, Japanese company Japan Botanical Culture Co. has the perfect solution for you. Its latest invention — the Grid-Bonsai — is a replica of a bonsai tree made completely out of white nylon resin. This not only does away with the troubles of keeping a traditional bonsai tree alive, but also does away with any other inconveniences such as sunlight, watering, or bug infestations. It also mitigates the significant hardship of shipping real bonsai trees internationally.
The Grid-Bonsai comes in seven different configurations, each with unique dimensions and a different trunk configuration. The branches and leaves of the bonsai are crafted in a gridded scaffolding format from nylon resin, allowing owners to trim away unwanted branches and shape their Grid-Bonsai in any way they wish, exactly like a real bonsai tree.
For those interested in decoration their house with something zen and hassle-free, the Grid-Bonsai is now listed on the Japanese crowdfunding site Camp-Fire. Head over to learn more, though you’ll probably need a translation tool as it’s entirely in Japanese.
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