This past week, we had a fantastic new tree show up at Kouka-en: this massive Juniper (Juniperus procumbens). This bonsai has been featured in the Kokufu-ten exhibition twice in the past and was in need of a styling overhaul. The previous owner had kept it unwired for more than two years, which led to the branches having floated upward. For this styling, I compacted the lower branches and apex, and layered the foliage to create a refined yet elegant appearance. This bonsai will be sold at the Kokufu-ten next week.
Check out the Facebook LIVE demo of this tree below!