Shohin bonsai is a special category of bonsai, with its own original style and expression. Translated from Japanese, 小品盆栽, it means a small thing in a pot.
The official measure of a Shohin bonsai is a maximum height of the tree (measured from the rim of the pot) at 20 cm/7,5 inches.
The sub category Mame bonsai (bean bonsai), 豆盆栽, has a maximum height of 10 cm/ 4 inches.
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