The art of bonsai is nowadays spread in almost every country and has developed to suit the different cultures and nations in which it is practised. Walking in a residential neighbourhood in Japan you may notice bonsais on the windowsill or on the benches placed before the entrance of houses or shops. The bonsai is often exhibited in a tokonoma, which is the typical niche in the traditional Japanese houses used to display a work of art. In Japan a bonsai is handed on from father to son, thus becoming a pure symbol of the family continuity, whereas in the rest of the world it is mostly considered a hobby, especially practised by men even if women show a steadily increasingly interest. Not too far from Tokyo there is the town of Omiya, also called “bonsai village”, where you can see the most beautiful and famous bonsai. In Italy, the first man who imported these little trees was Luigi Crespi, founder of Crespi Bonsai back in 1979-1980. His ambition was not only to spread the interest for these beautiful plants but also to bring to light the Oriental culture where the millenary tradition of bonsai plunges its roots. For us Westerners, the bonsai has lost part of its mystic-religious meaning, though it anyway offers the opportunity to get closer to nature: in fact, stimulating his/her fantasy, it guides the observer to a reflexive and silent dialogue with nature that teaches him/her how to love and respect it.