In Japan, the White Pine tree, or matsu (松の木), shares the same meaning as the Chinese and Korean pine trees. That is, longevity, virtue, and youth. The pine is also associated with masculinity and power. "Matsu" means "waiting for the soul of a god to descend from Heaven" in Japanese. In ancient Shinto beliefs, gods were said to have ascended to Heaven on a pine tree, where they now reside on a beautiful volcanic mountain in giant or old trees. .
With the introduction of our Japanese White Pine into your space comes centuries of culture, spirituality and an undeniable reverence. Keep outdoors.
Note: Purchasing a humidity/drip tray is strongly recommended along with the purchase of your bonsai. They help to protect the surface(s) the bonsai is placed on and your bonsai's health.