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Just before the doors opened for the second day annual exposure of 16 Bay Island Bonsai, Daisaku Nomoto and Manakitivipart Boon took a critique partners: BIB. Some comments focused on the screens, others in bonsai.
Nomoto assessment of a juniper Sierra
As seen from the front – Sierra juniper
Nomoto had some ideas for improving the Sierra juniper above. He wanted the first branch of the right to be divided into two blocks of foliage instead of a single large block ,. The same applies to the first branch of the left, he wanted to also be more “compact” -. Nomoto a favorite phrase he used when he wanted torn down branches and trunk closer
As the upper trunk is fairly straight Nomoto suggested adding some curves. Boon added, and Nomoto agreed that the tree can be tilted to the left.
The final comment was that the smaller branches on the tree could benefit from more curves. straight branches would be OK in younger trees, Nomoto said, but the branches of older trees look better with curves.
Juniper former California could benefit from a more compact apex. And a fine point – Nomoto said that the feet in the raised above the pot further support what you like to see pot. feet higher, he suggested, they make more sense for trees that do not have a log substantially.
Of the growing Shimpaku below a slab, Nomoto recommends reducing floor area by about 40% and the addition of more than one slope. He liked the stand, but found a shallow tree as several inches in front and behind the slab stretched.
Shimpaku on a slab
discussing the black pine bunjin then Nomoto had we look closely at the first two branches. Currently off and then down to form arches. He would like to see the branches bent down and then out. If branches begin in a horizontal line, bending toward the trunk – making them more compact – result in more than an arcuate shape. If they descend vertically branches from the trunk, which can be brought without creating an arc.
Of the suiseki, Nomoto recommends a much smaller stone for the screen. For the accent, Nomoto found the foliage was a good fit with the screen, but I wanted to see that high perhaps an inch.
Nomoto spent some time discussing shohin screen. To shohin, the display is extra-important trees are often displayed in groups. We said no rules, but there are many rules. In other words, while there can be no rules in black detailing the placement of trees and white, there are strong conventions.
screen Arguing shohin
Nomoto handed out copies of a shohin screen of a recent exhibition Kokufu example could learn from (p. 181 Kokufu 88).
In view of a display model shohin
Some key principles:
The most important tree sits atop box support (the black pine in the screen below). This tree points to the tree that appears out of the box, the second largest tree (a gardenia). back to the case of this tree it indicates that highlight the third largest tree, the tree at the other end of the box in the bottom row (one chojubai quince). Together these three trees form the basic triangle of the screen. Get the wrong direction in these trees distracts the viewer – to ensure better pointing the right way
layout of the varieties of deciduous between conifers, Nomoto recommends placing the deciduous varieties in different. levels, but not on top of the other. Therefore, the Japanese maple sat in the middle row on the right, and chojubai in the bottom row on the left.
Next, a Granada, one Shimpaku, lavender acts as a plant stress, and comprising a screen displacement. Nomoto’s comment: the book was too low. He lifted a couple of inches at the level shown below.
Granada and Shimpaku
What if the two trees in a medium-sized screen indicate the same way? Put the accent on the side. I Nomoto observed that the screen below had a good flow.
Black Pine and Chinese elm
Some cotoneaster in the adjacent screen could benefit from a higher position. Nomoto recommends a small root standing to raise the accent above the cup.
The relative size between the elements of visual representation is also important. Nomoto said the two trees in the screen below were roughly the same size. Best quince were smaller than trees could be of different sizes.
Sierra juniper, twisted quince
Then we come to stands. Nomoto wanted to see the juniper then a lower support -. One wearing less similarity with another stand on the
Korean hornbeam and Shimpaku
Of the pines and flowering of black plum underneath, Nomoto did the same comment he made about the Sierra juniper is shown with the twisted quince. Both trees are similar in size -. Better if the plum were smaller
Black pine and flowering plum.
When criticism wrapped, accelerated again to our fair seasons when the doors opened to the public, armed with a little extra information to share with guests.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com