Fuyumui Iimur is known to have killed his family's exponential garden outside Tokyo and made some luck with some of the most beautiful bonsai trees on the planet:
I ask for water.
a few nights, the bonsai bandit stole the cream of the Iimura collection, which was considered one of the most exclusive existing, CNN reported. It would be even worse if the trees were not properly maintained, and the work of centuries was neglected by negligence.
"I want someone who took the bonsai to make sure they are watered. She has lived for 400 years. She has to take care of and can't survive for a week without water, ”said Iimura in a painful post on her Facebook page, pointing out the rare junipers who were stolen. "They can live forever ̵
Obviously thieves knew what they were doing as a result of last month. They stole seven trees, but they were the most expensive in the Iimura collection, according to CNN. At the same time, the plants were worth $ 118,000, but they could get much more illegal markets.
"We treat these miniature trees as our children," Iimura said. “There are no words to describe how we feel.
Iimura Man Seiji Iimura is the fifth generation bonsai master whose family since the Edo period, which ended in 1868.
Fuyumi Iimura The Facebook profile is full of bonsai tree pictures: mature trees in their garden, younger specimens and seedlings at the garden fair.
But if the bonsai were kids, shimpaku was a clearly favorite 400 year old tree model whose wavy lines are straight from the fairy tale.
Shimpaku junipers, who are increasingly disappearing in the wild, are found in hard-to-reach rock areas under the World Bonsai Friendship Federation. The stories that sound like mythical tales that are full of bonsai collectors who risk living in the Japanese mountains to collect trees
Iimur's chimpanzee had a similar background.
He was taken from the mountain more than four centuries ago and the Iimura family gradually killed the tree to its present size, three feet high and more than two feet wide
. Fuyumi Iimura photographed the top of the tree with snow, and her needles were covered with sparkling ice cream. They expected to enter the competition in the coming months.
Despite his celebrity status, "Aimhi Shimbun", the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, "Iimuras" did not hide his bonsai. They kept the farm open to the public, so fans could be close to the bonsai. For the same reason, the couple did not implement restrictive security measures. This will change after the thieves are drilled with a miniature tree that costs as much as a sports car.
They also happened to other trees as well as rare shimpaku.
"The Bonsai experienced person should have been involved in theft," Seiji Iimura told the newspaper.
Of course, there is no Interpol stolen bonsai database, but this theft is greater than similar theft.
November Eight bonsai pots were stolen in Saitama, Japan, six months after a similar heir, according to Asahi's newspaper. The farm was struck, though eight surveillance cameras were installed
Last May, someone apparently shot the Floris Artisans Bonsai barbed wire fence and the Tampa Fox affiliate WTVT stole two trees worth $ 7,500. After the theft, the owner Joe Cain strengthened security measures and hired an armed security service.
Like many victims of bonsai theft, he realized that it didn't mean he had seen his trees for the last time. The Bonsai world is small, and people who have been demolished often see their trees again in sales signs and collector's Instagram accounts.
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