The great Kunio Kobayashi at work (at play!) with a massive Japanese black pine.
We've got a real treat for you today. It has been a while since we paid a digital visit to Kunio Kobayashi's Shunka-en Bonsai Museum and now that we're doing it, the shear magnificent bonsai (and beyond bonsai) brilliance is overwhelming. Next time we won't wait so long.
This piece of a masterpiece is identified as simply Juniper.
Slanting Japanese black pine.
The caption with this ancient pine says simply: bless with long life tree.
Most of the great Japanese bonsai artists love junipers and deadwood and Mr. Kobayashi is no exception.
No caption with this, but I think it's safe to say it's a bunjin style pine.
Floating Japanese maple leaves. Here's part of the caption: All art starts from nature.