In this blog post we study a wonderful example of the root over rock style in bonsai. The species used is the Trident Maple which is ideal for this style due to its growing character. Lets take a closer look at this tree and analyze the many features which make this specimen so particularly attractive.
On my second trip to Japan of this year I was able to include a visit to the annual bonsai exhibition in Kyoto, the Taikan-ten. Always well attended by bonsai professionals, enthusiasts and the general public, it is a chance to see Kokufu winners of the same year and many Japanese Important Masterpiece trees on display.