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General Category => Shohin Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: John Kirby on May 16, 2015, 11:02 AM

Title: Shohin Sumo Japanese Maple
Post by: John Kirby on May 16, 2015, 11:02 AM
8" tall Japanese Maple I have Been working on the past 31/2 years. Has been residing in the pale blue Yamafusa pot for the past couple of years. Transplanted in to a multicolored Bunzan pot last month. Shohin are supposed to be fun. May use this as my second tree for a show this summer, first tree is a slant.
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Post by: dirk hoorelbeke on May 16, 2015, 11:19 AM
close to perfection. Nice job
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Post by: Jay on May 16, 2015, 12:39 PM
What's not to like... Very nice and fun tree
Jay
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Post by: Judy on May 16, 2015, 02:14 PM
very nice pot choice, for a super shohin!
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Post by: Jason E on May 16, 2015, 02:50 PM
Nice! What species is first tree? pic?
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Post by: John Kirby on May 16, 2015, 05:31 PM
Slant Larch
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Post by: J.Kent on May 17, 2015, 10:14 AM
Much better pot.

But now, do you really think these "sumo" trees look like trees?
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Post by: John Kirby on May 17, 2015, 07:52 PM
Hmm do they look like trees? Yes. Stylized trees.

Pot isn't better, just different.
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Post by: bwaynef on May 19, 2015, 10:19 PM
It surprises me that this pot doesn't clash as much as I think it should.  The more I look at it, the more I like it. 
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Post by: DorianJF on May 20, 2015, 03:24 AM
Very nice.

I like both pots.
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Post by: dan.fisher92 on May 20, 2015, 06:37 AM
Id be interested in how the pot/tree combination works outside of autum! Please feel free to keep us informed ;)
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Post by: Dave W on June 22, 2015, 10:14 AM
Wow! That tree gets better every time I see it. Well done John!
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Post by: bwaynef on July 22, 2015, 01:26 PM
What's this one look like in leaf w/ that new pot?
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Post by: John Kirby on August 04, 2015, 10:50 AM
A quick shot out in the Humidity.....
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Post by: DorianJF on August 05, 2015, 02:51 AM
Really nice John.
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Post by: SHIMA1 on August 05, 2015, 03:01 AM
"sucking in his breath between his teeth, the token of profound pleasure. ..."
Ah so