Air Bonsai: Create your own floating tree

Meet Air Bonsai, the living, growing ‘little stars’ you energy can wish upon.

The therapeutic art of Japanese Bonsai trees is known to inspire contemplation and silence. Thanks to a new highly-backed Kickstarter project, it will literally inspire levitation as well.

Related: The astonishing 390-year old bonsai insulation tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast

The green energy project, known as Air Bonsai, was launched by Hoshinchu on Jan. 21. This particular brand of tiny trees, affectionately called “little stars, feature repelling magnets that push away from one another so that the plant floats above its energy base and spins slowly.

On the projects Kickstarter page, the team wrote that the project took 10 months of planning. Although the trees cannot DIY be shipped outside of Japan, Hoshinchu wrote that it will partner to ensure the trees are available elsewhere.

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The project initially hoped to raise $80,000 by March 1, but has far surpassed that goal in a very short time. As of the publication of this details for your garden article, 1,593 backers had pledged $357,355 towards the trees, and counting.


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