2 million yen bonsai... with a nice pot :)

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While surfing Yahoo! Japan I came across this interesting tree that someone is trying to sell for $2.5 million Yen (approx. $20,000). The tree didn't do much for me (aside from its size), but I had to look twice at the "pot". It appears to be a solid hunk of granite with a dragon carved out of its lip. Check out how the body of the dragon runs all along the back edge. The tree might not be worth $20K, but the pot is worth a few pennies :) Hope you enjoy the photos...







 

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Am I crazy or is the dragon having a good laugh at the sign with the price on it.
 

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There are ponderosa pines all over around here that look alot better than that. I guess I should go into business and start selling them for a few million yen too. Who hoo Im rich
 

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The tree is OK, but I don't like the pot, I find it very kitsch.
Maybe with another tree : I hate the pot and the tree together, I think they don't match.
To me, the pot is much too heavy for a trunk which is quite slender, and the movement is wrong.
 
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The pot is a work of art on its own. However, I would suggest that a better tree would fight with the pot for attention. So this one may be prime based on its movement and less-than-stellar artistry.

In other words, in this case, the tree is the frame.
 

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That's priced pretty much correctly for a hand carved marble hot tub.
Will[/quote

Now that was funny. But I agree the the pot is overkill for the trunk. The pot shape could be right with a thicker trunk in that style. The price is about right for someone with plenty of money and little idea of tree presentation.

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I am not sure, could be an old bath tub, or a newer one reused as a pot, stone bathtubs were common. Don't forget to wash before you take a bath. ;)



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This could be a bathtub, it looks large enough. They are probably throwing the garden tree in for free.

The carving looks awfully fresh and clean to be an antique, though.
 

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Bathing with the dragon...

I am not sure, could be an old bath tub, or a newer one reused as a pot, stone bathtubs were common. Don't forget to wash before you take a bath. ;)



Will
So who wants to climb into a stone tub with a foul-breathed dragon checkin you out?? LOL!
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Hey Will,
You think they would throw in a Geisha, and a few towels with the tub? (for that price):p
 
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