ADVICE FROM A TREE
- Stand Tall and Proud
- Go Out on a Limb
- Remember Your Roots
- Drink Plenty of Water
- Be Content with Your Natural Beauty
- Enjoy the View From All Sides
- Survive, No Matter What Your Surroundings May Be!
All of this sound like great advice, and it all came from a tree. What, you might be asking? Well, in Japan, a gigantic Banyan tree was left standing majestically in the middle of a busy city grid. Rather than destroy or remove the tree, it was left in the center of the city. Now perched in its massive branches, is a diner. With an architectural design that mimics plant-life, referred to as “gajumaru”, this 20 feet high structure is called the Gajumaru Treehouse Diner. It offers a unique dining experience overlooking the city and the beautiful Naha Harbor beyond. Reached via spiral staircase, diners feel like they are traveling into a natural and ancient world above the bustling streets of Okinawa.
The beautiful view from the restaurant’s wide picture windows and airy balconies is mesmerizing. Flanked by gigantic limbs that cradle the restaurant lovingly, diners can eat amid the branches and hear the lapping waters of Naha Harbor. Nature existing in the middle of the city.
This pan-Asian restaurant sitting atop a tree trunk, offers “locally grown and organic harvested foods fresh from the farm” .The sky-high dining establishment can be reached by customers either by climbing the winding staircase in the back or by taking an elevator ride that shoots up through the foundation’s tree trunk. Whichever way you choose to enter the eatery, how could you pass up eating in a treehouse?
A tree lives by its roots, change the roots, you change the tree, change the tree you can begin to change the forest. Now add people in the trees and who knows what could happen…time spent among-st trees is never wasted. The people came, the people ate and the tree was happy!