Badass Bonsai tree houses by Tokyo sculpter Takanori Aiba (18 photos)

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  • Chivette11

    Chive you’re spoiling us w all these posts. 🙂

  • @RickvdS

    Wow this is crafted all really well! Want to imagine those things real sized 😉

  • 6_Crack_rocks

    #13 make that a real tree house and I will take 2 of them

  • AllanA


    • it's irony, dummy

      totally. could do this in my sleep.

  • Fun_with_Numbrs

    Nice work Daniel Son.

  • Unfkngblvbl

    Time…this guy has a lot of it.

    • rphilman1

      Perhaps it is his profession? Think for a second.

  • Streetnic

    #6 Why is it that I like the corporate one the least?!?

    • Murphy, it's you

      Because you liked bonsai tree houses before they were cool.

  • blacklist915

    so these were trees

  • Fun_with_Numbrs


    Is this like the Japanese version of Cake Boss?

  • mid13

    thank you chive for keeping me entertained today during these horrible classes =]

  • Brother Maynard

    A bit small for my tastes.

  • mistressofmonsters

    I was given a bonsai tree for Christmas one year and managed to kill it before the end of January. This guy has some serious patience to do this. Admirable.

  • Darth Yogurt

    Thanks Mr. Miyagi! Although I find it difficult to wax off to this.

  • ale

    #13 very cool. I want to be a mini person. 🙂

  • ontherun1989
    • AmBush_Steve

      Hey there ontherun, (or anyone for that matter) can you give me a bit of an education please?

      How do you manage to get pics/vids (other than the ones above) into your comments?

      Tried the cut and paste thing to no avail. I don't want to use it all the time but the odd time it might come in handy.

      • ontherun1989

        You are going to want to use the 'img src' code which you can find here:

        use the 'Syntax for defining and image' code

        You copy the code, paste it into the comment box, replace the "url" in the code with the url of an image that you find on google or something (i find the image url on google, easier that way).

        where it says "some text" you can replace that or just delete it in general.

        then hit submit comment and you're ready to go!

        • AmBush_Steve

          Thank you. I have to admit I haven't currently got a freakin clue what the hell you just said but I will be able to figure it out eventually.

          Much appreciated.


        • AmBush_Steve

          I think I got it. It took me a few tries but after I deleted the space between the < and the img src… it worked. Played with the original size too as was described below the link you sent me. Thanks for the lesson.

          <img src="; alt="Favorite t-shirt" width="190" height="166"/>

          T-shirt saying is in no way meant for you. Just one of my favorites. Thanks again.


          • ontherun1989

            Glad I could help. Have fun posting relevant photos as comments. It's quite fun!

  • Sean

    What kind of tree/plants are used for Bonsai?

    • Holmespump

      Mostly Bonsai trees.

  • lindsey

    someone make these life size. please. in my backyard.

  • Lil John

    These are cool as balls, but:
    miniatures in bonsai are kinda not cool. The idea of bonsai is that you can look at the tree itself and it appears full size in your mind without figures and tiny houses.

    The bonsai that you buy are always junipers, and are usually already dead. You just can't tell because junipers take so long to brown. Evergreens, you know.

    In formal bonsai, junipers are actually less common. Contrary to what they show in the movies, you can't clip them (evergreens). You have to "pinch" them with the hands, as cutting makes all the tips brown and ugly.

    Anything other than a bonsai that follows the formal rules and the formal styles is just a potted tree.

  • E Dollar

    These look like locales from Miyazaki movies.

    • starstruck231

      I totally thought of Howls Moving Castle when I saw these.

      • goldenbunni

        I thought the exact same thing, always loved Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. These sculptures remind me a lot of his vision.

  • Richard Alan Greenwood

    Reblogged this on Richard Alan Greenwood.

  • guster

    #11 FFVII mad flashback

  • OpMongoose

    #5 has a TMNT face. Can't tell which one, probably Donatello.

  • jaybo

    Epic win

  • sean

    wonder if you still gotta water them.

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