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April 7 Tanuki Bonsai – Cheating or not

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Tanuki bonsai is not a style but a unique technique to make bonsai looked much older than they are. Many traditional styles can be created with this process join a live to a piece of dead wood floor.

Although considered “fake bonsai” in some circles, when done properly, can be impressive. With a little old, it is very likely that not even know it.

In the United States, the artist Dan Robinson is credited with the appointment of this process “Phoenix graft.” The name stuck.

In the United States, the artist Dan Robinson is credited with the appointment of this process “Phoenix graft.” The name stuck.

Tanuki are created in Japan, however that are not allowed in the formalexhibiciones education.

Outside the East is considered respectful “ admitirel deception “.

If it is a very good subject, you may even deseejactarse.

Tanuki Bonsai Juniper Randy Clark Tanuki Juniper refined by David Cutchin

This bonsái tanuki was exhibited in 2015 Bonsai Societies convention in Florida. the bragging rights go to Randy Clark.

Before retiring to Florida, Randy wrote an excellent article with graphics how is created by this technique bonsai. In part, he said:

Despite its name, the process in its creation is basically the same A large and interesting piece of dead wood is used as the centerpiece. planting.

a die grinder or Dremel tool is equipped with a strawberry and used to inscribe a groove in the deadwood and then a plant leggy young (most often a juniper) is nailed, screwed or otherwise secured in the slot . “

Tanuki bonsai juniper by Mike Sullivan

Finding the perfect combination of wood from the trees and the dead it is not as easy as it may seem.

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Mike Sullivan, an artist from South Florida bonsai, created this tanuki of a small juniper and a piece of wood botoncillo.

Shown here in 2008, still in the early stages of development.


Tanuki bonsai - driftwood and juniper joined by Mike Sullivan Tanuki bonsai Mike Sullivan

look forward to seeing the future development of Mike and Randy tanuki.

Tanuki Bonsai – the early stages

Beginning of a tanuki bonsai Live tree tightly secured on driftwood

Although there is nothing to say juniper bonsai is the only plant to use, which is the most popular.

The starter motor shown here uses a young juniper, thin trunk is still very flexible and adapts very well in the grove. It is likely to develop very quickly.

Not everyone uses screws and nails, some use of glue.

Other tighten the combination of trees and driftwood with ribbons, rope or wire. If this is your choice, be aware that the bark is not damaged by the pressure that the young tree grows.

A joint venture

tanuki bonsai juniper before refinement


This combination of driftwood and juniper is a joint venture David and David Cutchin VanBuskirk, Ocklawaha, Florida. David V .. joins the two and David C. tree style. Excellent teamwork!


Japanese Tanuki Juniper Bonsai

This very old Japanese tanuki is a good example of how, over time, could be convinced is the real thing.

Name Note:

Because these bonsai trees look as something they are not …

are named after a Japanese “raccoon dog badger”.

Tanuki is a Japanese name for this, a little magical creature that changes shape!

This canine can change raccoon fox look round a dog.

Is it cheating?

to find “real” tanuki bonsai trees like these in nature, you may have to climb mountains. So what is cheating? Some say yes.

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Others of us simply enjoy them for what they are, a creative combination of nature, living and dead.

This article was originally published on: http://www.bonsaimary.com/tanuki-bonsai.html


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