Those are my recent works at Kouka-en.
The student of "Fujikawa International School of Bonsai" usually works on those materials.
I hope those trees are helpful examples to imagine how you wire at the school.
1, Han-Kengai (Semi-cascade)
2, Shakan (Slanting)
3, Sokan (Two-trunk)
The trunk and the branches of the tree I wired are similar to left side tree which is Kicho Bonsai (Important Bonsai Masterpieces).
4, Moyogi ( Informal upright)
This tree hadn't taken care appropriately.
Problem 1) Branches run up and down.
I wired flatly to be same level of other branches. When it was difficult, I cut it.
Problem 2) Brunches are twisted.
The twisted brunches were very thin and weak. I untwisted and place branches in the right position.
Problem 3) Too many branches run from the same part.
I cut and left two branches.
Finally, I squished the top part by guy-wire to make it compact.
< Point >
I think what professional work is that professional can wire as if it’s a leafy tree even if the tree has got a few branches and a few leaves.
How you can make it is
- To place branches certain distance
- To make a lot of different level branches