Specimen Shohin Shimpaku

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Specimen Shohin Shimpaku

Post  Rob C on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:05 am

Hello all.. Last season, I came across a beautiful piece of pre stock material. At which time, I thought it would be a good time to reconnect with my first bonsai teacher who I had not seen in years. This tree was created in that session. With the exception of some minor bark stripping and fine wiring..my teacher did the entire styling job.

This season, I repotted the tree into it's first bonsai pot. Here is the tree in it's new pot this season.

The tree is aprox. 6 inches tall with about a 3 inch base.

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Post  John Buttino on Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:23 am

Brilliant roots!

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Post  Rob C on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:16 pm

Thanks John...It has an incredible height to width base ratio Very Happy

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Post  AndyRutledge on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:50 pm

Very nice, Rob. Would be even nicer if the #3 RH branch was in front rather than to the side. :)

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Post  Neil Jaeger on Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Just love this tree. Hope to see more pictures in the future.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:05 pm

AndyRutledge wrote:Very nice, Rob. Would be even nicer if the #3 RH branch was in front rather than to the side. :)

Very nice tree, but I agree with Andy. You need something coming out front at the top.

And, may I suggest that next time you let your teacher "teach" and try doing it yourself under his guidance. It then becomes your tree.

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Post  Rob C on Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:41 pm

Hello Andy..Actually, there was a small foliage pad on the right that covered the area underneath the apex.. it died right at the end of Winter. The pics you are lookig at are about 1 1/2-2 months old. Since then, the foliage pad that is there has and is still expanding into that area.

Thank you Neil...

Hello and thank you Jim..Actually, pretty much every tree in my collection is practically all my work, with the exceptions of tweeks here and there... This is the only tree that is not mine. The artist that worked on this tree is Master Suthin Sukosolvisit..regarded as one of the top masters of shohin in the united states. If I do more time with him in the future.. I will put more of my hand into it. However, on this occasion, I was honored to have him work on my material.


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