There’s a history behind where all the various bonsai styles developed over time. In this section, we’ll share some lore around how they came to be.


Bonsai styles have changed over the centuries, initially only consisting of a few but expanding to several more. There is some bonsai lore around how some of these originated, while others are simply mere fiction. As Bonsai Alchemists, we explore the mystical landscapes of these interesting styling methods that may inspire you.

This section isn’t about teaching you how to style, but rather it looks at the history of bonsai styling and different versions you may find around the world.

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