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Bonsai Symbolism - The Meaning of Bonsai
In definitions and the practice itself of Bonsai as well. The word bonsai is a Japanese word which literally translates to ''Tree Planted in a pot". However, the meaning of Bonsai is so much more than that. This comes from the Chinese word Pen-zai. When the Japanese monks made pilgrimages to china they brought these miniature potted trees back to Japan as gifts. When it arrived in Japan this living art began to evolve to new levels.