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A bonsai is said to lean forward when their lies second floor facing the base of the trunk. For example:
pine viewed from the left side – the vertex is on the front edge of the pot
A forward tilt is common to many. many bonsai in Japan. I do not know when or why this approach to styling trapped in (or whether or not it is a coincidence that the silhouettes of the bonsai so often resemble Kabuto – who first made this connection was right in). Boon often notes that when one is standing in front of a large tree and looks up, the tree seems to lean towards us, and so does the bonsai.
If I neater – and less pragmatic – I can build a case for leaning forward in purely artistic considerations. Maybe one day. For now, I’ll say I’m a fan of leaning forward and resting both small and large have their place.
juniper needle viewed from the left side
pine Black from the left side
Another black pine from the left side
yew – RHS
Black pine – RHS
Black pine – RHS
the above trees shown in 2011 Gomangoku, exposing the Daiju family -in. Although trees here represent the work done by trained professionals in central Japan, one can find many states lean in bonsai in Japan. (For another great example of the look of the helmet, see “A complete black pine.”)
I just thought to break a single shot from above to capture how far forward some of these slender trees.
pine Black in 2011 Taikan-ten (check out the little pot!)
same tree from above – is the vertex at the bottom right of
(note the incredible density!)
I’ll try to make more shots from above the future. Meanwhile, do not hesitate to let us know what you think of lean.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com