A mambonsai, //, is a pop culture twist on the traditional Japanese art of bonsai. Miniature plant scenes are supplemented with fanciful or kitschy art. Coined by Japanese mambo artist Paradise Yamamoto, the word is a portmanteau word combining mambo and bonsai.
"For centuries the Japanese have dwarfed trees in bonsai gardens which gained fame around the world. Now the delicate art is undergoing a revolution of sorts with some inspiration from Latin music, extraterrestrials and the realities of cramped apartments." — Yahoo/AFP
- Paradise Yamamoto - Mambonsai
- The Art of Bonsai Project
- Mambonsai site ( w.rocket-jp.com/gallery/exhibition/detail.jsp?exhibitionCode=20041217 Rocket Gallery
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