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Shohin bonsai in Kokufu 88

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bonsai shohin in Kokufu-ten are saved for the last room. Each half of this year’s exhibition featured five screens with five or six trees each, followed by a handful of bonsai-kifu size. Although many visitors have had the time to get to the room shohin – not everyone is accustomed to seeing more than 200 bonsai in a single day -. Almost everyone lights up at the sight of small trees

Visitors at the shohin display area

visitors in the room shohin in Kokufu # 88

Trees in these screens are exquisite.

Japanese flowering quince 'Chojubai'

Japanese flowering quince ‘Chojubai’

Chinese juniper

Chinese juniper

Japanese flowering quince 'Chojubai'

Japanese flowering quince ‘Chojubai’

White pine

Japanese white pine

Japanese flowering quince 'Chojubai'

flowering quince Japanese ‘Chojubai’

Equally impressive is the arrangement of trees on each screen.

Shohin display

screen shohin

A surprising number of conventions guide the provision of shohin bonsai in Kokufu, and an equal number of exceptions to these conventions remain the interesting displays.

Shohin display

screen shohin

black pines Japanese, for example, generally located at the top of the box is, but sometimes we are junipers in this place . deciduous trees are usually combined with conifers or broadleaf evergreens, and next to the box will see a tree standing above a support which is typically higher than wide.

Shohin display

screen shohin

Shohin display

screen shohin – black pine on top, a good contrast between sheet deciduous and evergreen varieties under

and occasionally see box stands with less than five trees. The box below four trees makes for a wonderful composition.

Shohin display

shohin screen – box four trees

Japanese flowering quince 'Chojubai'

Japanese flowering quince ‘Chojubai’

Kinzu

Kinzu

Silverberry

Silverberry

The details shown with medium and shohin bonsai size often provide a surprising amount of interest in a small pot.

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Accent

Accent

At other times, the accents are simple.

Accent

Accent – fern

White pine

Japanese white pine

Japanese flowering quince 'Chojubai'

Japanese flowering quince ‘Chojubai’

Japanese maple

Japanese maple

Silverberry

Silverberry

Japanese flowering quince 'Chojubai'

Japanese flowering quince ‘Chojubai’

And finally, here are some of the table-top pines. With the exception of the tree then the pots are very similar in style and color. Branches, however, have been developed by many different means.

Japanese black pine

shohin Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine

shohin Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine shohin

Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine shohin

a final pass through Kokufu come Friday.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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