Birthday cakes come in many shapes and sizes. Some come with candles, others come with flowers. But when the Imperial Hotel Plaza in Tokyo celebrated their 30th birthday in Tokyo last month, their cake was made from flowers. Literally. Botanical artist Makoto Azuma (previously) staged an impressive installation by stacking over 100 jars of colorful flowers filled with water, in the shape of a birthday cake.
And all the flowers were recycled. Azuma turned to florist Daiichi Engei, conveniently located right inside the Hotel Plaza, to supply leftover flowers.