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Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« on: August 12, 2011, 04:53 PM »
Here is a little Juniper that I wired during the Workshops with Akio last weekend at Boons. It was pretty raw, hadn't been worked for good while and had become quite overgrown. So, did a good deal of pruning and then wired it completely (did 3 trees in 3 days...).

This tree ended up at about 6 inches tall. It is in a chinese pot for training.

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 07:38 PM »
First and foremost, another beautiful tree.  What's next?  Already have a pot in mind?  What about the balance?  Seems a bit symmetrical currently.  Any thoughts about adjusting one side or another?  What did Akio have to say?
 

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 08:25 PM »
We futzed around with it, I think the critical thing is to get it to bud back (thus the wiring), then the tree can be worked back towards the trunk. I wasn't reliable with the camera, so limited number of pictures...... none of this tree prework and none of the second ree when done , nor of the third tree. Got to work on the camera thing.
 

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 09:08 PM »
We futzed around with it, I think the critical thing is to get it to bud back (thus the wiring), then the tree can be worked back towards the trunk. I wasn't reliable with the camera, so limited number of pictures...... none of this tree prework and none of the second ree when done , nor of the third tree. Got to work on the camera thing.

See John that's why you take me along, so I can take pictures for you.
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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 12:46 AM »
This is true Frank, but you have a full time job now, which keep you occupied.
 

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 09:51 AM »
John, where do you get these fantastic trees??  Every recent tree you've posted has just been awesome.  It's seriously making me want to get at least one really good tree...Warren Hill is coming to the Midwest show next weekend and his description says he'll be selling finished trees...so who knows? ;)
 

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 10:37 AM »
Chris, have been picking them up over the years. You just have to look for them and don't gulp when you see the price tag. I believe that every bonsai enthusiast needs to have at least one or two trees that are (or at least look like) well developed bonsai. It will help as you work your way through the steps of building bonsai from rough stock.

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 01:17 PM »
Ok John, Thanks for warning about sticker shock lol  Though I'm sure they are all worth it knowing how much time and effort it takes to get an old well styled bonsai.

I agree with you, having one or two great trees would help inspire, and help guide me in my own bonsai development as I'll have an example or two of a well finished bonsais.

Thanks John!
 

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 05:59 PM »
Great thanks for sharing!
 

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Re: Itoigawa Shimpaku Shohin
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 06:40 AM »
amazing...simply amazing