The question of whether Bonsai can be considered a sport is something I’ve been pondering for some time. Most definitions of sport describe it as a physical activity in a competition with a of set rules.
This can include such team sports such as baseball, basketball or soccer, all of which involve a ball and teams of players. It can also include activities like fishing, hunting running, swimming and other types of individual sports.
Bonsai has been considered mostly an art form or science more than anything else. However, with its growing international popularity and displays which involve competition, judges and awards I feel that Bonsai should be considered a sport.
Bonsai also involves physical activity with a set of rules. Although, much slower than most sports, patience and persistence is what the sport of Bonsai demands. For many this can be more difficult to achieve than brute strength and speed required in other sports.
I’d like to know what you think. Should Bonsai be considered a sport?
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