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Mostly Penjing


Though this impressive tree has Penjing written all over it, the overall shape looks Japanese influenced. I can't say what this tree is, though the fruit looks like maybe Kumquat. And then there's the question about whether the fruit is attached by the hands of humans. A not uncommon trick in some places. 

We're going to Taiwan today. A land where most bonsai is clearly in the Chinese Penjing tradition, but where Japanese influence has crept in more recently. This is especially true of field grown Junipers from the inland mountain of Taiwan that look a lot like Shimpaku. Still, most of the trees shown here are more Penjing style, though there's one Juniper that is clearly influenced by the Japanese

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I like the natural, almost untouched by human hands feeling this one


This Juniperus chinensis (Shimpaku?) looks more Japanese than Penjing, though there are shades of Penjing for sure, especially in the choice of the pot. Taiwan has become somewhat famous for field grown junipers from their inland mountains, though this one seems old to be field grown. But then, we've been fooled before


A traditional Penjing. These type scenes with a mountain (or mountains) and water - well, the idea of water with the boat just in case it's not obvious - are common in Chinese Penjing


This one looks a lot like a Japanese white pine. I'd say it's clearly Penjing, though perhaps influenced by Japanese bonsai. I don't really want to beat this cultural cross pollination idea to death, but still...


The fruit looks like Pomegranates that have been attached. A common practice in some places 


Rugged! And clearly Penjing 

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