Is this a persimmon with exotically shaped fruit? Aside from the luminous fruit, beautiful antique looking little pot and distinctively twisted trunk, it’s also hard not to notice the spots on the leaves. No matter, I still love it.
Katsumi Komiya. I found these images by Katsumi Komiya on facebook. I’m traveling right now, so I can’t verify this, but I believe Mr. Komiya appears in an old Bonsai Today issue. I’ll check out my back issues when I get home and let you know.
If you’ve ever tried to grow fruiting bonsai, you know that getting such perfectly healthy, beautiful fruit to grow and stay on your little trees is no mean feat (birds, wind, insects and other problems will surely conspire against you). Especially on such small trees (Shohin bonsai) like the ones shown here.
Another little gem in a great pot. Looks like a quince. The size of fruit brings up an interesting point; you can dwarf leaves by defoliating, allowing the roots to become pot bound, etc, but you cannot dwarf fruit on an individual tree (you can dwarf fruit genetically, but that’s another story). Thus the very large fruit on a very small tree.