For a mini-fall break this year, I’ll share some photos from the 2016 Kokufu exhibit in Tokyo. First up is a twisty shimpaku juniper with a very thin lifeline.
The tree is interesting in that the jin at the top of the tree somewhat mirrors the trunk below and the foliage emerges from a single point along the trunk. The lower trunk and foliage point left while the apical jin points right. The pot is somewhat large for a tree with a slender trunk. Does the composition work?
Pacific Northwest Bonsai Clubs Association 2016 Convention on now!
The PNBCA is holding their 2016 Convention in Olympia, Washington, this weekend. The event features demonstrations and workshops by Daisaku Nomoto, Boon Manakitivipart, Matt Reel and Suthin Sukosolvisit. A large exhibit featuring bonsai from across the Pacific Northwest opens Friday, as does the vendor area. I’m there with an assortment of trees, pots, soil, and a complete line of bonsai tools.
Click here to learn more about the event. Hope to see you this weekend!
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Marty Weiser says
I think the Shimpaku with what seems to be a large pot works. The key is the long root that is just above the soil and echos the jin.