Also have to say that Kobayashi has 2 european native trees.
A italian took a big Olive and Mugo pine with his suitcase ,unfortunately i don’t have pictures of it.
Here a few antique chinese pots.
On the top of the pot were some cracks filled up with gold, have to search the picture.
And a red pine i could work on.
Before you work on a tree you have to tell your idea to oyakata and he will tell if you may or not and give his advice.
The previous front,
I didn’t like that the base was smaller than the middle of the tree and it had 2 large cutwounds.
I liked the back of this tree more , better base , good movement.
The only minor thing was the apex going to the back.
So we had to bend the trunk.
the parts we had to bend.
So i applied raffia to use as a bandage so the branch doesn’t break that easely.
Use a wire around the part to bend.
to prevents it breaks easely.
So i wired the tree and styled the first branch.I knew the bend wasnt enough and styled it to tight.
So oyakata came and said i had to use a rebar and style the tree more like a red pine or sylvestris in nature with hanging branches and the tips slighly going up.
I thought by styling it close to the movement the movement would be better to see.
Oyakata said i had to bend the branch even more to the back and place it behind the movement to accentuate the movement.
made the deadwood a little bigger to accantuate the movement more
And the tree finished, Oyakata was satisfied
Wondering how this tree wil evolve in future