It's hard not to notice what just how powerful this tree is. Even with the apex slightly nipped and most of the pot missing. It's a Japanese white pine from the 34th Taikan-ten Bonsai Exhibition.
Our last few posts have featured bonsai from Kokufu-ten. Today it’s photos from Taikan-ten via Michael Bonsai on facebook. Taikan-ten takes place once a year in Kyoto and is considered by most people to be the second most important bonsai exhibition in Japan if not in the world (Kokufu is the king of bonsai exhibitions).
You might notice that none of the photos shown here are conventional front shots that simply show the whole tree, pot, stand and all. Instead, the emphasis is more on features, or sometimes even abstract qualities of each tree. As much about texture, movement and color, as they are about bonsai.
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All the bonsai photos shown here are from Michael Bonsai.