In addition to large and midsize bonsai bonsai are shohin bonsai. These saplings a maximum height of up to about 28 cm, measured from the rim of the pot. Within this special definition of small bonsai, there are classes include:
Keishi Tsubo: - 2.5 cm Shiton: 2,5 - 8 cm Mame: 8-15 cm Katade: 15-25 cm
At shohin the rules are less strict. The difficulty with this bonsai is greater. It is not easy to still give the impression of a mature tree again with fewer branches. Wiring is more difficult and one should be very careful not to break branches. Also, watering takes more time, these trees are in small pots and will dry faster. The branch structure is less important. Shohin be judged on the overall shape, then the sophisticated branching.