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What is Penjing

What is Penjing

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Penjing gets its name from the Chinese word penzai which means tray plant. This art is also known in other terms such as potted landscapes, tray landscapes and potted scenery. It is an age old Chinese craft of growing miniature trees and plants. By skilled pruning these trees are then shaped to depict landscapes and beautiful scenery. […]

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Penjing, Landscapes in Miniature

Penjing, Landscapes in Miniature

| July 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

We look at an ant and consider it tiny. Millions of years ago, a T-Rex would have looked at us and considered us diminutive and an easy catch for dinner. Perhaps the ancient Chinese just wanted to see the world from a T-Rex perspective when they created the art of penjing, the arranging of miniature […]

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Bonsai and the Chinese Penjing

Bonsai and the Chinese Penjing

| May 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

While many are aware of the art of Japanese bonsai, very few realize that bonsai originated in China where it was called penjing. Penjing has three different forms. One of these forms is tree penjing, and this is where bonsai began. Another form is landscape penjing, which uses rocks instead of trees. Water and land […]

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