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