Experience the gift of nature in the palms of your hands.
Mister Kokedama is a Baltimore-based business that specializes in unique, handcrafted, plant-centric art 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 understanding the delicate and intimate process of making and caring for the kokedama.
From succulents to tropicals and everything in between, the kokedama can connect you to the earth under your feet, the community you live in, and most importantly, yourself.
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 an adoration for research, persistent attentiveness, and relentless creativity has fueled this pursuit. We could not be more excited to share with you the outcome and teach you along the way!
We’ve expanded into retail!
We are happy to announce that Mister Kokedama has moved into retail! You can now purchase our kokedamas at the following locations:
Shop Taken, located at 740 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson MD
Fells Point Cultivated Creations (FPCC), located at 1814 Fleet St, 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 work with you to create the perfect kokedama.
What is a kokedama?
Kokedama, which translates to “moss ball,” is a Japanese form of plant art that originated in the Edo Period in Japan, between the 1600s and the 1800s. They originally were created as an alternative to traditional bonsai plants, giving them the nickname “Poor Man’s Bonsai.” Kokedama was considered a cheap alternative to the beloved art of Bonsai, which can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars to maintain, even today.
The kokedama gives us the incredible opportunity to observe and appreciate plants through an artistic lens that highlights its’ naturally Zen aesthetic.
At Mister Kokedama, we strive to raise environmental awareness and drive conversations concerning climate change and the consumption of the natural world. Our creation process results in zero waste with an end product you can feel environmentally good about. We support locally-owned nurseries, garden centers, and businesses in the Greater Baltimore area to drive a sense of purpose, amplify our voices, and positively impact the surrounding communities.