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Post  Paul B (Scotland) on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:03 pm


A few months ago, I stumbled upon a website showing trees by a female Japanese Bonsai artist.
If I remember correctly she came from a well known Japanese bonsai family (?)

Her 'trademark' styling was that the lowest branch of each tree was longer than the entire height of the finished tree. The styling gave her trees a very unique look.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Does anyone know her name?

I'd really like to go back to the website, but cant find it now. scratch




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Post  fiona on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:20 pm

Was it Kaori Yamada by chance?

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Post  Paul B (Scotland) on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:24 pm

Hi Fiona,

Nope, Not Kaori Yamada.

I think I got to the website from a link on another site. It took me to a gallery of the artists work, it was an English language website. Most of the trees were Pines and all styled with the elongated lowest branch.

I'm sure the overly elongated lowest branch is a 'style' of bonsai. I looked through a few books last night but couldn't find the name of the style.

Does anyone know?

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Post  bonsaisr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:39 pm

That elongated branch may be a Chinese style. I never heard of a Japanese style like that. In his book, Artistic Pot Plants, Mr. Wu shows two styles like that, Branching-Out Style and Overlooking the Water Style.
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Post  Chris Cochrane on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:34 pm

Try a search on goza-kake (same as mino-kake) style bonsai, which often depicts (by allusion) extension of a branch over water.


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Post  landerloos on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:36 pm

Irene there is a style, cant remember the name.
In garden bonsai its planted at a entrance with the long first branch forward to welcome the visitors in.

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:34 am

Yes I have seen many Pine bonsai with an overly long first branch....all from Japan.

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Post  Kakejiku on Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:58 am

Could not find anything related to Gozakake or Minokake...too many variations on the kanji....but is this the type of styling you were looking at?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:30 pm

I have seen many bonsai in Japan styled in this way. It is known as the Tatami Mat style or Goza-Kake. Also, full sized, but styled garden trees often have primary branches that are extended with extreme exaggeration, so that they have to have multiple props. This one is at Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion)





There's another on the steps up to Kiyomizu Temple and the most impressive one I recall was in the garden of a house next to the nursery at the top of Kinashi bonsai village.

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