Experience Nature’s Gift in Your Hands
Mister Kokedama is a Baltimore-based business that creates unique handcrafted bonsai through the process of wrapping and binding different varieties of plants in mosses. We cultivate an environment in which we emphasize one’s connection with nature through teaching the delicate and intimate process of making and caring for the kokedama. Our goal is to raise environmental awareness and participate in conversations concerning climate change. Mister Kokedama creates zero waste and the entirety of the product is 100% natural and biodegradable. We also support local nurseries and garden centers in the Greater Baltimore area that provide a wide range of high-quality tropicals to succulents and everything in between.
What is Mister Kokedama?
Mister Kokedama is a business born out of the Covid-19 quarantine which gave us bouts of stir-craziness and an explosion of creative energy. What began as a unique and passionate past-time has blossomed into a one-of-a-kind homemade Kokedama business that we are incredibly excited about! Our love for plants, paired with adoration for research, persistent attentiveness, and creativity has fueled this endeavor, and we could not be more excited to share with you everything that we have learned and what we can create!
We have expanded into retail!
We are happy to announce that Mister Kokedama has moved into retail! You can now purchase our kokedamas at the Good Neighbor Shop, located at 3827 Falls Road, Baltimore MD. Please remember, our inventory is always changing! If you have something specific in mind, reach out via email or Facebook/Instagram (@misterkokedama) and we will get back to you.
What is a kokedama?
Kokedamas are a form of Japanese Bonsai art that originated in the Edo Period in Japan, between the 1600s and 1800s. They originally were created as an alternative to Bonsai, giving them the nickname “Poor Man’s Bonsai.” Kokedama, which literally translates to “moss ball” in English, was considered a cheap alternative to the beloved art of Bonsai, which can cost between hundreds and thousands of dollars to maintain, even today. The kokedama allows us to observe and appreciate plants through an artistic lens that highlights its naturally Zen aesthetic.