Shohin Bonsai Europe by Morten Albek.
The bonsai garden Kisetsu-en means `the garden of the seasons.´
The Japanese name of the garden is chosen to express the seasonal changes and spirit of the garden.
SHOHIN, KIFU AND CHUHIN BONSAI
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.
Kifu are bonsai in the medium sized bonsai. They are generally between 21 cm/8 inches and 30 cm/12 inches tall.
Chuhin are up to 60 cm/ 23 inches.
All measures are guidelines and may differ, depending on the source.
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Follow the seasons of bonsai throughout the year and experience how the seasonal changes enhances the beauty of the bonsai experience.
The Video Bonsai Studio is the online teaching part of Shohin Bonsai Europe by Morten Albek.