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A final pass through Kokufu 88

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The first time I visited the Kokufu-ten was in 1999. I remember thinking, “wow, that’s a lot of trees.” In the course of a week I saw the show twice and felt like I was starting to get an appreciation for the subtle art that went into the trees. This year I was in and out of the exhibit on several occasions that gave me the opportunity to relax and enjoy the trees that affected my fantasy. On a couple of occasions I have visited the exhibition with friends – sometimes I wondered the halls of lonely trees. Almost every visit resulted in a meeting with at least one of you (thanks for saying hello!) That I really liked.

Here, then, it is a final pass through the 2014-Kokufu ten from some of the deciduous trees on the screen.

Ume - Kokufu Prize

Ume – Kokufu Prize

Ume - Kokufu prize

Ume – Kokufu prize

Trident maple

Arce trident – look at the roots

Chinese quince

Chinese quince – large branches

Japanese flowering quince 'Chojubai'

flowering Japanese quince ‘Chojubai ‘

Trident maple

Arce trident

Japanese maple

Japanese maple

Ume

Ume

Trident maple

Arce trident

Korean hornbeam

Korean carpe

And here’s a plant accent.

Accent

accent plant in a former tile on a slab handmade

And an evergreen broadleaf.

Satsuki azalea

Satsuki Azalea

And finally, some more of conifers on the screen.

Japanese black pine

black pine Japanese

White pine

white pine

Chinese juniper

Chinese

juniper

Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine

Chinese juniper

Chinese juniper

Yew

Yew

Chinese juniper

Chinese juniper

Yew

Yew

Chinese juniper

Chinese juniper

Ezo spruce

fir Ezo

White pine

white pine

Needle juniper

Needle juniper

Chinese juniper

Chinese juniper

Thanks for joining me on this return to the exhibition – I hope you have enjoyed the tour

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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