When it comes to the miniaturization of objects, Japan is second to none. But what I often find the most beauty in, and in turn the crystallization of Japanese aesthetics, is not their miniature electronics or their miniature house wares, but their miniature trees, or an art form well known to all as bonsai. In their first exhibition of the new year, Design Gallery 1953 (located within the Matsuya Ginza department store) chooses the Bonsai as their primary lens to explore the many qualities and beauties of Japanese aesthetics.
And artistic direction by Kenya Hara ensures and exquisite experience. If you’re around, go check out the show, which runs until January 23.