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post #106 of 338
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No, not "ceramic, man" ... "ceramic man."



Our teacher actually brought up the mudmen, said "serious bonsai people don't like them"!

Yeah with root, there was really nothing else to to, the ball is curved as hell and if the ball was straight in there, the tree would be leaning over like crazy.

Anyway, in hindsight I could move it over about an inch. Still not sure if I like the front.



post #107 of 338
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I think that inch may make a difference. If you can't do a severe root cut next year then maybe start to bend the top back over the pot to bring some movement and balance back to the overall tree.

You jinned that branch coming off the base? I may have cut it.

lefty
post #108 of 338
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I think that inch may make a difference. If you can't do a severe root cut next year then maybe start to bend the top back over the pot to bring some movement and balance back to the overall tree.

You jinned that branch coming off the base? I may have cut it.

lefty

Yeah I think so. The local bonsai society has a meeting coming up, I'll bring it to that.
post #109 of 338
So this is very exciting... cuttings for propagating new bonsai. Juniper and maple. To say I had no idea what I was doing is an giving me far too much credit.



Going to try some wisteria, dogwood and flowering cherry tonight too. Although I was told the last two are some of the hardest to start. It is free though so why not?
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So this is very exciting... cuttings for propagating new bonsai. Juniper and maple. To say I had no idea what I was doing is an giving me far too much credit.

Going to try some wisteria, dogwood and flowering cherry tonight too. Although I was told the last two are some of the hardest to start. It is free though so why not?

I don't have the patience for that. Rather go buy some cheap nursery stock and chop.

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This Larch is quite nice.



lefty
post #112 of 338
Just applied the lime sulfur to my jins....holy shit balls is that some awful stuff.
post #113 of 338
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No, not "ceramic, man" ... "ceramic man."


This is a pretty good bunjin right here.
Needs more solid nebari and a bit more dramatic lean to the left.
I would also pot this a bit further right.
This tree is still clearly "getting there" so, when done, will make a very fine bunjin indeed.
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I trust these have not been posted here yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoYs_MBOV6o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5wnK...eature=related I have had wonderful luck to meet Kimura sensei and his apprentice Marco Invernizzi in person. I have also visited Mansei-en of Kato family. Unfortunately, the late master was out at that time. Unfortunately, seeing the trees in person and discussing with the people taking care of these amazing creations made me drop the hobby as it came very clear to me that without some enormous investments trying to make anything even distantly similar to these pieces in our climate (Finland) is futile. If you are willing to pay a visit to any of the major players in Japanese Bonsai scene, do drop a PM. Still have the contacts. Will cost you a bit, but will surely be worth it. http://aidobonsai.files.wordpress.co...1/dh000015.jpg It never got better than this, Dragon in the clouds, by Kimura sensei. Brain frying shimpaku!!!
post #116 of 338
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Nope. Thanks, too!

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http://aidobonsai.files.wordpress.co...1/dh000015.jpg
It never got better than this, Dragon in the clouds, by Kimura sensei.

While this is really, really cool, I still like my bonsai to be more natural looking. Not saying I don't like it but I would style mine differently. Can't really argue with a master though

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If you are willing to pay a visit to any of the major players in Japanese Bonsai scene, do drop a PM. Still have the contacts. Will cost you a bit, but will surely be worth it.

I'll PM you shortly. Actually was looking at bonsai tours for next year.

Very interested in that although I'm a noob so not sure how beneficial it would be to me.

Really hope you stick around in this thread.

BTW... post some pics?
post #117 of 338
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Some pretty impressive stuff right here.

Familiar with Hideo Suzuki?
To me, he is one of the real stars much hidden by the seniority biz so common in JP.
I visited his garden with a friend some 9 years ago. Amazing stuff coming up!

I bet I missed him becoming a major player...
post #118 of 338
my grandfather is on his deathbed... i would like to bring back his bonsai tree(s) from korea. is there anyway for me to do this legally?
post #119 of 338
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When this bad boy isn't dormant, it is something else.


Compare and contrast:



The monastery has a new Monastic Center and everyone is moving, hence the cart. Thing is about four feet tall. Don't want to think about how much work it is to re-pot that.
post #120 of 338
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While this is really, really cool, I still like my bonsai to be more natural looking. Not saying I don't like it but I would style mine differently. Can't really argue with a master though

I'll PM you shortly. Actually was looking at bonsai tours for next year.

Very interested in that although I'm a noob so not sure how beneficial it would be to me.

Really hope you stick around in this thread.

BTW... post some pics?

That's totally cool! There are many purists in Japan who think Murata is a show-off.
Are you familiar with Kyozo Murata? The man is long gone, but I think his family is still keeping the nursery running in Omiya. He was the master more natural and delicate styles. His book "Four Seasons of Bonsai" should be readily available. If you do not have that, do take a look.
I kind of like both styles, more sculptural and natural, but being a northern chap, nothing quote speaks to me like a beaten up conifer.

Dude...it will take your hobby to a whole new level.
As long as you do not let the awesomeness of the trees there overwhelm you and make you desperate. This is exactly what happened to me.
I had some 6 years under my belt before venturing there...just to realise I was a total noob still.

Our climate makes greeenhouse a mandatory tool really. There is no way I could do that.
Building one, possibly, keeping it heated...hardly.

We have lots of great natural material available here, but the problem is that they do not have enough time to root properly before the Winter hits us again. Also, our winters have killed some well established trees as well.

Sure, I'll hook you up with a friendly party. If he can not sort you out, no one can.

OK, will check this thread from time to time.

Sorry, all photos were taken with my auld trusty Eos 3, so they are all slides.
I have no chance to scan them. Sorry.
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