The Shimpaku Juniper: Its Secret History THANKS BRIAN !!!!

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Just spent a 2 hour layover in Wyoming with an amazing read about Shimpaku's. I'm sure its been posted here before but i have never seen it on the forum myself so I figured I would share the link just in case.

https://nebaribonsai.wordpress.com/the-shimpaku-juniper-its-secret-history-from-kindai-shuppan-2003/

Thanks @Brian Van Fleet You made what would have been a miserable flight into a great and inspiring journey. Thanks for republishing this.
 

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Good way to pass the time! It's a great article, important in the history of bonsai in Japan.
The Itoigawa called Hiryu toward the end of the article was finally styled by Kimura a few years ago, and is impressive. This thread shows what it looks like after, posted by @ianb . Here is a below-after, separated by about 30 years:
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Good way to pass the time! It's a great article, important in the history of bonsai in Japan.
The Itoigawa called Hiryu toward the end of the article was finally styled by Kimura a few years ago, and is impressive. This thread shows what it looks like after, posted by @ianb . Here is a below-after, separated by about 30 years:
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Do you know if it's original foliage or replaced with grafted now?
 

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