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The bonsai museum in the Shinpukuji temple offers several large tosho, or needle juniper. Here are some of my favorites.

Needle juniper

Boon and tosho

Many of the needle juniper bonsai are collected. Among the most appreciated features are the dead wood studs – Ibo-jin, or wart-jin, in Japanese -. And lines of thin life with good movement

Needle juniper deadwood

Ibo-jin

Needle juniper

juniper Needle

specimens have formal upright life lines narrow but often have less bumpy jin.

Needle juniper

needle formal upright juniper

development of pads needle juniper branch takes time. New shoots grow and cut again once or twice a year -. The exact forms are a matter of style

Needle juniper

Twin needle trunk juniper

Needle juniper

juniper Needle

I have not seen many needle junipers developed in the US, but I hope that will change someday.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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