Japanese bonsai owners urge thieves to water stolen 400-year-old tree worth $127,700
Key points: Thieves reportedly identified the most valuable trees from the couple's Tokyo property, which boasts 3,000 bonsais
The practice of bonsai is considered an art form in Japan
Ms Iimura told the publication her husband, Seiji Iimura, is a bonsai master whose family practice dates back to 1603.
Ms Iimura said she suspected the people behind the theft last month were professionals, as they had successfully identified the "most valuable trees" from the couple's property, which boasts around 3,000 bonsais.