Our Heritage

At BOKKUSU, we believe there is elegance in nature. As advocates of wabi-sabi – a Japanese Aesthetic’s view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection, our kits aim to bring into balance the conservation and preservation of the Earth’s natural resources, habitats and biodiversity – promoting and improving on overall Health & Wellness through Zen and Green Living in our often bustling lifestyles.

All big things often have small beginnings. Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects we have all started, is an important first step toward realizing larger goals – These kits provide a manageable platform for aspiring hobbyists before dwelling into larger-scaled Vivarium, or Paludarium set ups.

Bokkusu Evolution Saikei Heritage

The Evolution of ボックス [Bokkusu] – 1968 Digitised Images [デジタル画像]

With a legacy spanning across 60 years, our experience with Bonsai [盆栽], Bonkei [盆景], Saikei [栽景] and Wabi-Sabi [侘寂] have collectively constituted to the development of ボックス [Bokkusu]’s Urban Scape Kits.

These images illustrate the the first ever ボックス [Bokkusu] units ever made and were often hand crafted out of Jindai Cedar [ジンダイ杉] or Japanese Cedar [スギ] wood that were used to house Bonsais [盆栽] in the 60s.

Mr. Kobayashi pioneered the Saikei in a box concept in the late 1960s – a descendant of the Japanese Bonsai artform that is quick to assemble and emphasises on the landscape, which usually includes rocks and dwarf tree installations.