Bunjin Japanese Black Pine
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Author:  Mike Page [ Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Bunjin Japanese Black Pine

The attached image is a Japanese Black Pine I've owned for more than 20 years. Over the years it's slowly been turned into bunjin, which may be my favorite style.
Years ago, at a GSBF convention, the great master Kunio Kobayashi was the headliner. During his demonstration, the audience was asking questions through the interpreter.
A member of the audience asked Kobayashi what is his favorite style. After a little thought he replied: "Bunjin, but it's the most difficult to get right".
AMEN to that. I hope I'm on my was to getting this pine "right".

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Author:  Devinda Peries [ Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:38 am ]
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Hi Mike

I'm no expert on the subject but thought i'll give my comments nevertherless...

I think you have a beautiful tree. However, the apex is a little too cluttered for my liking. would prefer if there were more clean lines were the apex does not cover the trunk line.

hope that makes sence.


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