Would you say Japanese Lake Taihu ?
Would you say Chinese Mount Fuji ?
No, because the Origins are incorrect.
Did bonsai originate in China ?
Indirectly, yes it did.
Is their a bonsai style, that is called
Chinese bonsai ?
No such style ever did, nor will exist.
265 – 420 AD
CHINA - Introduced terms in famous ode
265 - 420 AD中国 - 引入方面，著名的诗“回乡偶书”。
Japanese scholars of Chinese Classics, including poets and
artists, met to discuss styles and hence:
Chinese punsai was translated into
1890 - 1910
Modern Japanese bonsai era.
Much demand within Japan
for bonsai and for export.
Techniques & Styles
Bonsai became a highly
Bonsai internationally spread
and in particular in the
United States of America,
after World War II.
p'an-ching > pun-ching > penjing
Chinese penjing was in decline in this revolutionary and foreign aggression
period, with old collections lost; artists struggled to survive and teach.
Not until the 1980’s…………Renaissance of Ancient penjing Art form, began.