Bonsai of the Month, February, 2007

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Bonsai of the Month - February, 2007

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Noble Satake's Shimpaku, Deceased
 

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Yeah...I was wondering the same thing...is the artist dead or that butt ugly Juniper?
 

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anyone know the story behind this particular tree?

- bob

The only information available in English says that it was a wild collected tree and is considered one of the best shimpakus that ever existed. There are no wild shimpakus of this quality left - the mountain where they were collected has been cleared of old collectable trees. Unfortunately, in the chaos of post-WWII Japan, many Imperial and priceless bonsai perished - there were simply not enough people to care for them and people had other priorities getting their lives back in order. The tree was originally called "Smoke of the Volcano".
 

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