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Bonsai at the Naitional Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the Unitit States Naitional Arboretum

Bonsai (盆栽, lit. plantins in tray, frae bon, a tray or law-sidit pot an sai, a plantin or plantins, Aboot this soondpronunciation )[1] is a Japanese airt furm uisin miniatur trees grown in containers. Seemilar practices exist in ither culturs, includin the Cheenese tradeetion o penjing frae which the airt oreeginatit, an the miniature livin landscapes o Vietnamese hòn non bộ. The Japanese tradeetion dates back ower a thoosand years, an haes its ain aesthetics an terminology.


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  1. Gustafson, Herbert L. (1995). Miniature Bonsai. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. p. 9. ISBN 0-8069-0982-X.