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Bonsai is a part of ancient sacred beliefs and Eastern philosophies to be peaceful and in harmony with nature. In Japan, Bonsai is highly respected as a symbol of their culture and thoughts.
Now, the time has come for a new Bonsai style, “Shohin Bonsai”.
“Shohin” is a Japanese word for “a-tiny-thing.” You’ll see a fusion of the traditional Bonsai technique and spatial design art in a smaller miniature cosmos. Shohin Bonsai has become widely popular in all countries, as a piece of art, small interior accessories, and a relaxing hobby providing you with creating pleasure and sense of spirituality.

Photographer: Yusuke Nishibe

1977 Born in Kobe, JAPAN
2001 Graduated from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
2005 Started his career as commercial Photographer at amana inc.
Mainly working in the studio advertised product photography. While, the location shooting and also good to shoot a panorama of japanese life, such as a waterfall.

2006 The 74th Mainichi Advertising Design Awards (Associate Division Award)
2007 The 56th Nikkei Advertising Awards (Material & Energy Division Prize)
2007 The 50th Japan Magazine Advertising Awards (First section IT & media Division / Silver Prize)
2008 Nikkei BP Advertising Awards (Nikkei Business Division Prize)
2010 The 26th Yomiuri Advertising Awards (Advertisement Readers Choice Awards / Transport Division / Excellent Prize)
2010 The 37th Nikkei Business Daily Awards (Information&Electronics Division / Division Prize)