A lot of you have been asking where I got my bonsai cherry blossom tree – I don’t blame you, it’s pretty amazing! I can’t stop staring at it!

On one of the last days of our Tokyo trip, we walked in the busy Harajuku area on the big Jingumae high street, one of those streets where it seems like you wouldn’t come across something rare like this. Until we found CPCM.

The long name is Crafts and Permaculture Country Mall, but what you need to know is that it opened just last year. The concept store was started by photographer and creative Takashi Kumagai and sells both interior, men’s and women’s fashion, a lot of small gadgets and crafts – all with a laid back flea market feel. There’s also a cool coffee shop.

Walking around the store browsing through lacy espadrilles, washed jeans, ceramics and beautiful plants, each product feels like a one of a kind – which is quite an accomplishment for a two story floor.

We could have bought a lot of stuff, but ended up with two of the sakura trees – one medium and one small. They were packed in sound boxes, and we carried them around all day. On the flight the biggest one even got it’s own seat, and wore a seatbelt all the way home!

They started blossoming a few days after we came home, and it’s so beautiful! The cherry blossoms are a great reminder that nothing lasts forever, so we’ll have to appreciate it while we can. But if everything goes well, my trees will blossom again next year.

6-12-22 Jingumae, Tokyo, Cpcm-shop.com



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  • May 19, 2016


    Omg, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I moved from Sweden to Tochigi prefecture a month ago and I’ll try to find something similar for next year. ^__^)

  • May 23, 2016


    Wow good luck in Japan, sounds cool!

  • May 25, 2017


    How come you were allowed to enter your country literally holding a bonsai in your hands? Is there an exeption for that? Usually most countries have very restrict law on bringing plants, seeds or whatever that can affect it’s biosystem.

    Pleaaaase tell me how you did it

  • May 30, 2017


    Haha, I have no idea! We had it in a separate bag, and because it didn’t fit into the security scanner, they just looked at it and said okay. When we arrived in Copenhagen, they didn’t ask! :)