Bonsai made its first debut in China a couple of centuries back in primitive form which later was adopted and nurtured by Japan during Kamakura period. The early illustrations of bonsai in pots embodied dragons, birds and fauna of the place. Early forms were no doubt contorted, skimpy and crooked compared to the modern sophisticated and refined Bonsai structures.
Thousand years ago, the Hindu Vaidya used this method to conserve herbs found in deep forest that were of great medicinal value. It was called ‘Vamana Vriksha Kala’. Those physicians grew herbs in the pots and used it for healing. Though the plants could not grow to their original size, they thrived in the small regulated atmosphere where they were taken care of.
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