Superbly Sculptured Bonsai Trees and Miniatures

Hotel de Michelin image

These wonderful little creations were created by Japanese artist, Takanori Aiba, who builds miniature trees and other constructions onto platforms, rocks and other media. They are made form a variety of materials, including stone clay, paper, acrylic resin, steel wire and other recycled packaging. My favourite ones are the “Hotel de Michelin” one (above) and the Bonsai Tree at the end of this post. Which ones do you like?

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Above: Bonsai Tree A.

The Rock Island image

Above: The Rock Island.

The Lighthouse tree

Above: The Lighthouse.

Ice Cream Tower

Above: Ice Cream Packages Tower.

Hawaiian Resort

Above: Hawaiian Pineapple Resort.

Bonsai Tree

Above: Bonsai Tree B.

Here’s an extract from Takanori’s bio:

Takanori Aiba was born in 1953 in Yokohama, Japan. Studied Japanese traditional textiles and dyed clothing in Tokyo Zokei University. Built a first career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. His maze works were serialized in “POPYE”, Japanese fashion magazine for 10 years. Founded his own company,”Graphics and Designing Inc.”, in 1981. Expand a range of his career to a concept maker and art director for architectural spaces. Total production of “Shin Yokohama Chinese Noodle Museum”, “Muse Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery A Hakone”, “NINJA AKASAKA“ were one of his major works.Since, 2003 [read more].

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Credits: All images shown in this set are copyright © Takanori Aiba. Please check out for more fantastic work!

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