Mr. Moriyama is prominent among Nagoya bonsai collectors for good reason. He has an outstanding collection and he is a great supporter of both local and regional bonsai events, his trees featuring in at least five of the exhibits I visited last fall. At home, these trees are crowded into a beautiful garden setting. If you pay close attention and look past the lush foliage, you can find some amazing bonsai here.
Large white pine in a shallow round pot
Great red pine bark
I don’t know which is heaviest in the garden, but I know I’d want help moving the root over rock black pine below. The stone alone would require considerable effort to lift, let alone pot, tree and soil.
Root over rock black pine – one heavy tree!
Once trees are prepared for exhibit, they often make the rounds. The shimpaku below showed up at several events last fall, often as the biggest tree in the room at nearly four feet tall.
Not all of the trees, however, were huge as both accent plants and some outstanding small and medium sized bonsai could be found nestled among the giants.
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