What Is Bonsai?
Bonsai - The Japanese art landscapes the beauty of the nature
Something you should know at very beginning about what is bonsai as you start.
is an Japanese art of a plant transformed and potted in a small pot and is to enjoy the beauty of the nature that the 盆bon (pots) and the 栽sai(plants) landscape in a single pot.
Bonsai started as " bonkei " ("盆景") Tang Dynasty (618–907) in China, and first arrived to Japan in Heian Period(AD 794).
During Kamakura period(AD 1192), mostly bonsai was popular as noble hobby among
After you start bonsai, you need to maintain the bonsai to keep it as the same shape and size you image to make in a small pot with your small tree by cutting branches, wiring them and re-potting with root cutting.
This is why there are so many techniques for bonsai.
Once you start your first bonsai, your knowledge and skills will grow with your bonsai.
Start by knowing kinds of Bonsa.
Bonsai can be categories into 3 sections based on their size.
Daihin(Omono) bonsai -大品(大物)盆栽盆栽- bigger than 60cm (24 inches)
Chuhin bonsai -中品盆栽- mid size bonsai between 20cm to 60cm (8inches to 24 inches)
Shohin bonsai -小品盆栽- less than 20cm (8inches)
These are the major bonsai categories that divine bonsai first. And not only that, these categories can have their own categories in it based on what kind tree/plant your bonsai is, what kind of style your bonsai is shaped...etc. (bonsai styles)
And nowadays, there is an addition to the major ones such as,
Mini bonsai - in shohin bonsai, the bonsai around 10cm (4inches) or below is called a "mini bonsai"
mini bonsai became popular because it requires less care and not complicated process needed at all so it doesn't need years and years to grow to make a bonsai. It's cute'n ready.