Japanese Inventors Create Flying Plants
Who has ever heard of flying plants? Flying insects – sure. But flying plants? Leave it to the Japanese to come up with such an unexpected invention.
Inventors for a company named Hoshinchu in the Japanese region of Kyushu have recently been working on a form of decoration that fits perfectly in a small nook in your home, floating inches above the ground.
By using a series of coordinated magnets, these inventors have managed to create a system where a small bonsai tree or other plants of similar size can effectively float on a pocket of air. This creates an impressive merger of nature and science that still, somehow, manages to come off as charming and classical.
For the funding of this idea, the creators have turned to the online fundraising system of Kickstarter, where people put in money to fund ideas that might not have a chance through more traditional funding methods.
With starter kits available for around $200, these entrepreneurs have already garnered an impressive following, with 3,700 backers so far having pledged over $800,000 to the propagation of the project.
While the more elaborate designs are only available in Japan, this project has shown no signs of losing momentum, with a huge following pushing for availability all over Asia and the world.
While the initial price hurdle might be too much for many of us, you can bet we’re keeping a close eye on this project. You can too at their Kickstarter address: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1280002828/air-bonsai-create-your-little-star