This looks a lot like a Tsukomo cypress, though we can't be sure because the foliage is difficult to make out.
We originally discovered these photos on Morten Albek’s Shohin blog. Morten found them at Bonsai Project, Feel Feel Bonsai. My response was very positive when I first saw them, though their title Feel Feel the Love for Bonsai is catchy, it seemed a little too romantic, so I dropped the second Feel (or was it the first?). Whichever you prefer, I hope you enjoy the photos.
Here’s part of what Morten Albek wrote about this unusual project.
“In Japan this year a very special bonsai art exhibition and performance is taking place. Different artist, photographers, graphic designers i.e. are together with bonsai artist Masashi Hirao displaying bonsai in very refreshing new way during the Feel Feel Bonsai event.”
In this type shot, knowing the variety of the tree and other information we are usually sticklers about, isn't as important as your emotional response. Still, I'm guessing it's a Japanese black pine
Shadow dancing. This one looks like a Crepe myrtle
Close up. More evidence that it's a Crepe myrtle
I cropped this one for a closer look. All the other photos shown here are just the way we found them