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Shunka-en restyling a red pine.

by | mrt 20, 2012 | Yama Bonsai | 0 comments

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.

Some just repotted trees, they put blankets on them for light frost.

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

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