I'm a sucker for a tree like this, with its colorful profusion of tiny fruit and its muscular little trunk. It's a Dwarf Kumquat (Kinzu) that I took the liberty to crop in order to eliminate background noise (the uncropped original is below). Our source for this photo (see below) mentions the type tree, but there's no artist/owner listed.
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It’s called simply ‘Shohin‘ and it provides some of the best photos of small bonsai you’ll ever find in one place
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The caption with muscular little tree reads... "Black pine on display at the 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama Japan."
Continued from above…
The only caveat is… in some cases trees are named, but no artist or owner is identified. In other cases the artist/owner is named but no variety is identified. In a few cases both are named and in many cases neither. I know many people don’t care, but if you’re interested in attribution and identification, here’s a post of ours titled Bonsai Ethics & Livelihood from a couple months ago.
There's a lot of information in this photo, and perhaps best of all, the genus of the tree (Juniper) and the artist/owner (Koji Hiramatsu) are both mentioned.
Here's a sweet little pine with its perfect mini pot and display stand that's easy to love. Shohin's caption reads..."On display at the 8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama, Japan"
This simple and clean little display is a sheer delight to behold, but the artist and plants will have to remain a mystery.
Shohin's caption with this little gem reads... "You don't see many Ginkgo shohin"
Here's that uncropped original I promised you
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