The literal translation of Bonjour Sai tree in scale. Bonsai are thus held in a pot or bowl. There are very many different types of bowls / pots in many shapes, sizes and colors but also different qualities. There are Chinese manufacture bowls / pots, these are machined, or Japanese hand-molded bowls / pots, which are made by hand. There are even very special bowls / pots produced by artists and embellished. These bowls / pots can be painted, or there may be provided a motive or a shape by means of special techniques. Most bowls / pots made of clay. Good bowls / pots are fired repeatedly at increasingly higher temperatures. It is important that the dish / pot itself does not absorb water, otherwise it could freeze this piece. A good hardy dish / pot is baked at 1240 degrees Celsius.