Tue 15 Sep 2009
The Beach Rock Treehouse was designed by Takashi Kobayashi. What’s best is this is the thing in which we’ll likely make first contact!
Kobayashi, a leading treehouse-maker, also made this:
One speculates that because of this skill, he would be the ultimate father.
The Naha Harbor Diner is a fun idea. It certainly sticks out. Unfortunately (but for obvious reasons), the tree is fake. Certainly looks real, though.
Now I want to visit Okinawa even more.
I loved treehouses when I was a kid, but didn’t have enough friends or siblings to warrant having one of my own. The thought of having a small house all to myself was absolutely titillating, however — I loved miniature versions of things, as I suppose some girls do, with doll houses and such. (That was back when Polly Pocket was good, and yes, I loved and collected those, too.)
Having seen fine examples of crazy treehouses from around the world, I decided to see how many notable treehouses are in Japan.