We may not get it right all of the time, entries are added from all over the world and the
meaning of the text may be slightly blurred for some of our users. If you would like to add to, clarify or change an entry then just let us
know by typing your amendments in the box, we will check it out and update the entry where necessary. Thanks a lot, we really appreciate
everyones help in keeping the A to Z of Bonsai accurate and up to date.
The only named bonsai style to originate in China, with Japanese name Bunjin ( sometimes also spelt as Bunjingi).
The Chinese word "wenjen" means "scholars practiced in the arts". Japanese bonsai growers translated this as "bunjin" which has no English equivalent so western growers use the name "literati" which derives from the Latin word for "literate" or "educated" people.
This style breaks many of the bonsai "rules", usually with several twists and curves in the trunk. In nature, Scots Pines often grow in this form.
There are 818 entries in the A to Z and the
pages have been viewed 5886666 times. Help us to increase the number of relevant bonsai terms included in this A to Z of Bonsai Terms. We include
manufacturers and dealers in the dictionary, if you are one or know of one not mentioned then just click the
link above and add an entry. If you have a favourite bonsai tree not mentioned just add an entry. We are trying to create a unique single
free source for all bonsai terms and hope to capture worldwide bonsai terms for bonsai trees, bonsai clubs associations and national collections
and the A to Z is free marketing for bonsai businesses and bonsai clubs.