Before and after bonsai styling by Juan Andrade. The trees are from top to bottom: Shimpaku juniper, Japanese black pine and a Needle juniper trunk with Shimpaku juniper foliage grafted on.
Juan Andrade was a long term apprentice at Bonsai Aichien nursery in Japan. We’ve been following Juan’s progress for a long time (here’s a Bark post from 2012 that features a tree of his). Juan posts regularly on facebook, which is where we found these photos.
This pine has a bunjin feel, but I think it's a little too lush to qualify as bunjin. In case you are wonder what Bunjin is, there's a pretty good discussion here.
It's not in a pot yet, but if you look at the before photo above, you can see that this Shimpaku has come a long ways in the right direction.
You might call this one a bunjin, though I'm not sure I've ever seen one so dominated by deadwood.
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