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Happy New Year! In the spirit of the seasonal celebrations, here are some highlights of the annual Taikan-ten 34º. Photos courtesy of Boon Manakitivipart. Boon has generously offered to share some highlights of photos of his recent visit to Japan, and what better place to start than Grandview Bonsai Exhibition held every November in Kyoto, Japan. Thanks Boon!
What I like about this Pine? very interesting trunk, a branch of work and a great balance.
Regarding the continuation of juniper – check out the top of the trunk. This tree Prime Minister prize.
trunk detail – great movement
root on black pine – 2014 Kokufu
trunk detail – wonderful age , character and movement
do not know the story behind the Shimpaku on a rock below, but it makes for an interesting composition.
Massive Japanese yew
Shimpaku – 2014 Award Kokufu winner
black pine – 2014 Kokufu Prize winner
Shimpaku – 2014 Kokufu Prize winner Bruno Beltrame
Making the rounds in Miyakomesse, space for events where Taikan-ten is held each year
Stay tuned for more great bonsai Bonsai Exhibition 34th Taikan.
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