I just bought a small Shimpaku rough stock from George Muranaka to design a nice little shohin with. He's had it for awhile, as it came from a bunch of cuttings he got from a widow of a bonsaist (Japanese fellow). Does anyone else have any historical information about these cutting grown Shimpaku that maybe deals with George? I like to have as much history with my trees as possible, because that's the part of bonsai that most gets me going. Mr. Muranaka seems to be good people. I wish I lived a little closer so I could visit his nursery. I think one day I'll have to take a West Coast bonsai tour.