bonsai dates back as far as 265 A.D. Originatingin China during the "Chin Dynasty" (A.D. 265- A.D. 420) under the name "pen-ching". Originally just "tree pen-ching". During the "T'ang Dynasty" the art spread to Japan becoming "bonsai", derived from the Chinese word "pen-tsai"
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