Cultivating shrunken worlds in Bonsai-mura

Travel Nov 1, 2014

Cultivating shrunken worlds in Bonsai-mura

by Stephen Mansfield

Omiya is one of greater Tokyo's rare pockets of residential comfort that can accurately be defined as middle class — a trait it shares with places such as Chiba's Ichikawa Mama or southwestern Tokyo's Denenchofu district. Bonsai-mura (literally: "Bonsai Village") is a neighborhood of Omiya, ...