Bonsai is an old art from China from the 6th century. In Tang Dynasty period Buddism bought a major cultural change in China. The murals of Tang Dynasty show display of miniature trees in a small tray like pots at the Tang dynasty tomb. During 6th century time, Buddhist monks carry souvenirs and miniature plantings from China
to Japan. Penjing is an art and tradition of miniature planting in China, the similar art form of growing plants exits in other courtiers like Vietnamese called as hon non bo, in India it is called as Vamana vrushalu, there is a mention of Vamana vrushalu in Kishkinda Moolika garden of Sundara Kanda of Ramayan.
In ancient days Ayurvedic expected to grow plants in pots. Bonsai is a Japanese pronunciation of the art Penzai of the miniature trees of China. It is more than thousand years old art in Japan and it is more than an art it has deeper meaning associated with Zen Philosophy. Bonsai art is like doing meditation which inspires and smoothens one’s soul and mind, the simplicity of this art is it gives a lot of peace and stableness in our thoughts with full involvement our body and soul. it’s like a painting for a fine artist and like a poem for a poet while styling a tree.The artist personality will be visible in every twist of a plant just like brush strokes of a painter. Bonsai helps relax our thoughts by developing patience to enjoy the surroundings of life. Just like yoga, a perfect bending gives an aesthetic look to the plant. Bonsai is an art, more than horticulture and science we can say lots of philosophy is involved in growing Bonsai.
Bonsai is a miniature tree growing is low sided pot means shallow container. Bon means pot and Sai means plant, the plant growing in a shallow container is called Bonsai. it can be grown from a seed or branch or nursery plant.
The styling of a plant is as natural the plant growing in nature. Aesthetic beauty comes to plant because of perfect styling. The traditional styling of the plant is formal upright (Chokkan in Japanese), Informal upright (moyogi), Slanting (shakan) etc. Selection of pots depends on the style of the plant. selecting a suitable pot and
plant will be in harmony with each other, Traditional bonsai pot is made with ceramic clay and furnace burned. The health of a plant depends on the type of the pot used. it should not hold water. Chinese and Korean pots are very famous and have diversified shapes, colours and textures.Primarily choosing a suitable
pot is an individual choice.