The link is a short series of photos of a very, rugged, beautiful and very old Ume by Jonas at Bonsai Tonight. Just imagine what it looked like when he first acquired the tree. Probably not very inviting, but many old trees and nursery stock start out that way. It is not a shohin but, if one could find a smaller one or reduce the dead wood....Reducing this dead wood would be sacrilegious.
Shohin Study Group
SDBC member Charlie Mosse lets you know of interesting bonsai posts from around the web but especially shohin topics as he is leading the shohin group.