Bonsai is an Art that can transcend Time and Space. It was offered 600 years ago to Emperors in China. Then the monks brought this to Japan and it was cultivated in this country ever-since but with quite different rules and styles.
Speaking of rules and styles from Japan, we were very fortunate to learn this Art over 25 years from one of the best Grand Master Bonsaiists of Canada, David Easterbrook. He had devoted most of his lifetime to take care of the Montreal Botanical Garden especially the Japanese Bonsai Collection. He is famous for the Natural and Dynamic but Fluid Movement of the Bonsai Expression.