What Is BONSAI?
The ancient art of Bonsai was, according to the available
records, developed in China, where Buddhist monks are said to have experimented
on miniature plants, and also gathered the first small trees from nature
on their walking journeys to the city.
From there in the 12th Century, it was introduced
to Japan, along with the Buddhist religion. The Japanese turned the Art
of Bonsai into what it is known and enjoyed today worldwide.
The word Bonsai literally means: Bon = Pot
Sai = Tree, thus Tree in a Pot.
In the beggining, this incredible art was
mostly experienced by scholars & wealthy people which used Bonsai to
adorn their lavish homes.
Bonsai was introduced to the West in the 50's, 60's
and on. The first Bonsai Show in the West took place in London, England
Today, there are Bonsai Clubs and Bonsai artists,
all over the world.
One thing all Bonsai artists can tell you is:
Once you are bitten by the Bonsai bug, there's not
Come Try It..It is Very Interesting and Rewarding!