Bonsai-eigenaar tegen bonsai-dieven: ‘Geven jullie mijn 400 jaar oude kind van $130.000 voldoende water?’
”A Japanese couple has taken to social media to share detailed care instructions with the thieves they say stole seven bonsai trees from them — including one tree over 400 years old.
The miniature trees, reportedly taken from a garden in the Saitama prefecture of Tokyo last month, are worth around $166,000, according to CNN.
The distraught owners said they were still hopeful their “tree babies” would be returned — but implored the thieves to take proper care of them.
Describing the 400-year-old Shimpaku Juniper bonsai as her “child”, Fuyumi Iimura, the wife of the bonsai master who tended to the trees, wrote: “The bonsai [I] raised like my child … are you giving [it] water properly?”