About this project
Air Bonsai is comprised of two components: the top half “little star” and bottom half "energy base”.
Air Bonsai incorporates both floating and rotating functions.
Watch how to transplant your favorite plant to the Air Bonsai. There are two types of transplanting mediums: moss and lava. Nurture your plant and watch it thrive!
Air Bonsai are created on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Rich in nature, the island’s environment is ideal for the production of Air Bonsai.
Each porcelain is meticulously crafted by hand. The process takes 3 months.
The shaped porcelain base is air dried. Throughout the drying process, the craftsman continuously inspect the base for any changes to the design.
Firing the porcelain base in a kiln permanently sets its shape. Temperature control is critical throughout the firing process. (We wait and pray)
Patterns and colors are hand-brushed with a “Fu-de" (Japanese brush). Each coat affects the color and vibrancy of the finished product. Glaze firing completes the production process.
We will package your product in traditional Japanese style. The product will be wrapped in traditional and vintage fabric, and put in a“Kiri” Box, made of Paulownia wood.
The old traditional fabric used for the cushion is from Japan’s early 1868-1960. These one-of-a-kind items cannot be selected. We kindly ask for your understanding.
Risks and challenges
We are really thrilled and excited about launching the Air Bonsai project. We have been planning and working on this project for more than 10 months now. However, during this process, our most important deed is to fulfill our promise to our backers and to deliver Air Bonsai until the deadline. To mitigate risks and avoid any problems, we have created a high-quality prototype and have preliminary agreements with our porcelain manufacturers beforehand.
There is just one issue in our hands, we are limited to export and carry any plants outside of Japan. To solve this matter, we have support from our team members in the United States who will negotiate with regional bonsai and plant makers. We remind you that the bonsai for our prototypes is just an image. The actual plants we will be using to send to you is for example "matsu", a pine tree from your country. We will resolve any issues along the way to make sure we deliver to our backers.
We are 100% ready for this challenge, and confident to deliver Air Bonsai you will be amazed at! We will continue to commit, work hard and keep you well informed through this process.
Thank you, Arigatou-gozaimasu.
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