The Shohin Study Group meets this Sunday the 14th. We will have a short meeting and then get to it. We will be keeping an eye toward the fall show shohin displays, and as always bringing trees along for the future.
Photo of Peter Macasieb's shohin display at the Santa Anita Bonsai Society show. The next photo is of one of Peter's twisted trunk "yamadori" created by wiring and severe twisting and bending of the trunk. Sometimes the wire is removed but only after severe scarring occurs and sometimes it remains on the tree. The result is a tree that looks like it grew in the snowy, windy wilds in the high country. This particular Juniper was grafted with Shimpaku Juniper. This process took about 7-8 years but he results are amazing. One does not find small small twisted Junipers in the wild. So this is a created yamadori, shohin style.
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.